55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
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Verviers, Belgium
— 1 night
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 day
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Lens, France
— 4 nights
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Ghent, Belgium

— 5 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Historium Brugge. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Campo Santo Cemetery, snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ghent planning website.

Waregem to Ghent is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Ghent are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels visit website.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleroi.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Charleroi, Belgium

— 1 night
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleroi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Brussels to Charleroi in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Charleroi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 1 night

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 11th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, appreciate the history behind Mardasson Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Coteaux de la Citadelle, contemplate the long history of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, then stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liege trip planner.

You can drive from Charleroi to Liege in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Liege, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Verviers.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Verviers, Belgium

— 1 night
Verviers is a Walloon city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège.The Verviers municipality includes the old communes of Ensival, Lambermont, Petit-Rechain, Stembert, and Heusy. On the 13th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Forestia, examine the collection at La Chocolaterie Darcis, then see the interesting displays at Maison de l'eau, then stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hotel de ville.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Verviers day trip site.

Verviers is just a stone's throw from Liege. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Verviers

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mechelen trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Verviers to Mechelen by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Mechelen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lier.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lier, Belgium

— 1 day
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. On the 15th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Lier Historical Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, then examine the collection at Zimmer Tower, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gummarus Church.

Start your trip to Lier by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Lier is just a short distance from Mechelen. In June, daytime highs in Lier are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 night
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lier to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Old Church), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

Start your trip to Amsterdam by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Crete Senesi (in Asciano) and Siena (Duomo di Siena, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Poldi Pezzoli will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Turin (Galleria Sabauda, Museo Egizio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the galleries of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan online tour planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Saint-Etienne, France

— 4 nights
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Get some historical perspective at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and L'hotel des Ingenieurs. Appreciate the collections at Ferme des Freres Perrel and L'Aventure Michelin. Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Etienne side-trips: Chateau de Tournoel (in Volvic), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Clermont-Ferrand (Place de la Victoire & Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind La Chappelle de la Charite Saint Etienne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Marie, see the interesting displays at Musee des Verts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Grand'Eglise.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint-Etienne trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Saint-Etienne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Saint-Etienne hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Musee Gustave Moreau. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stroll through Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Etienne to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Fleury-devant-Douaumont will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Verdun Memorial and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reims: Paul-Etienne Saint Germain (in Epernay) and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun (in Verdun). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Remi, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reims vacation maker website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Reims takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in July, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Reims. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lens.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Lens, France

— 4 nights
Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Coupole and musee le Louvre lens. Visit Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lens: Ovillers-la-Boisselle (Gordon Dump Cemetery & Lochnagar Crater), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and Etaples Military Cemetery (in Etaples). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Le Memorial International De Notre-Dame-De-Lorette, examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, steep yourself in history at La Motte Castrale Et Sa Prison, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedrale.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lens tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Reims to Lens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Reims in July, you will find days in Lens are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lens

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips