55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Chemnitz, Germany
— 1 night
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Erlangen, Germany
— 5 nights
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 4 nights
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Chartres, France
— 4 nights
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Metz, France
— 5 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Muenster, Germany
— 2 nights
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly to Vienna, Train to Brno
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Chemnitz, Germany

— 1 night
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Villa Esche, see the interesting displays at Saechsisches Industriemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Historischer Theaterplatz, examine the collection at Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, then admire the landmark architecture of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Jakobikirche.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chemnitz day trip planner.

Berlin to Chemnitz is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Erlangen.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Museums · Historic Sites

Erlangen, Germany

— 5 nights
Erlangen is a Middle Franconian city in Bavaria, Germany. Fortress Marienberg and Reichsstadtmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Würzburg Residence and Town Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Erlangen: Rothenburg (Gerlachschmiede, Altstadt, &more), Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg Altstadt, &more) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Museum fur Franken, &more). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunstpalais Erlangen.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Erlangen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chemnitz to Erlangen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Chemnitz in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Erlangen, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Erlangen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Karlsruhe, Germany

— 4 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Get some historical perspective at Schloss Heidelberg and Christuskirche Karlsruhe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Museum of the Palatinate (Kurpfalzisches Museum) and restaurant. Venture out of the city with trips to Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm), Porsche Museum (in Stuttgart) and Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer) & Tinnunculus). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen and find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Karlsruhe day trip planning site.

Drive from Erlangen to Karlsruhe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Karlsruhe can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Hofkirche, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Karlsruhe to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and L'hotel des Ingenieurs are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at La Chappelle de la Charite Saint Etienne and Eglise Sainte Marie. Venture out of the city with trips to Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres), Clermont-Ferrand (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption & L'Aventure Michelin) and Reserve Bisons d'Europe (in Sainte-Eulalie). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, admire the landmark architecture of La Martre de France, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Grand'Eglise.

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You can drive from Zurich to Saint-Etienne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chartres.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Chartres, France

— 4 nights
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Chateau de Chambord and Chartres Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Basilique de Saint-Mathurin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chartres: Fontainebleau (Chateau de Fontainebleau & Evasion Canine) and Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Aignan, steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette, and pause for some serene contemplation at église St Pierre.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chartres trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Etienne to Chartres takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In June in Chartres, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Metz.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Metz, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy and Fort de Queuleu will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Quartier Imperial are in your itinerary. Explore Metz's surroundings by going to Nancy (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy & Place Stanislas) and Reims (Museum of the Surrender & Hotel Le Vergeur Museum). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Œuvre de la cathédrale, ponder the design of Place Duroc, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Eucaire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Le Temple Neuf.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Metz road trip planning site.

You can drive from Chartres to Metz in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Metz, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Metz

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pfarrkirche St Cacilia Benrath and Rheinuferpromenade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dusseldorf: Cologne (NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Classic Remise Dusseldorf, take a stroll through Konigsallee, and take in panoramic vistas at Rheinturm.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dusseldorf online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Metz to Dusseldorf takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Dusseldorf, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Muenster.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muenster, Germany

— 2 nights

Bicycle Capital of Germany

Though relatively small and often overlooked by tourists, Muenster offers an interesting combination of a hip social scene and visible medieval history.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at LWL-Museum fur Naturkunde Westfalisches Landesmuseum mit Planetarium, contemplate the waterfront views at Aasee, then explore the historical opulence of Burg Vischering, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Lambert's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at LWL-Museum fur Kunst und Kultur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), admire the striking features of Historisches Rathaus, then admire the striking features of Friedenssaal - Peace Hall, and finally admire the masterpieces at Westfalischer Kunstverein.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Muenster travel route app.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Muenster takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Apeldoorn.

Things to do in Muenster

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

— 5 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Visit Holten Canadian War Cemetery and Castle and gardens Twickel for their historical value. Explore Apeldoorn's surroundings by going to Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk), Kasteel Warmelo (in Diepenheim) and Molen De Fortuin (in Hattem). Spend the 8th (Fri) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Pleisterplaats De Barkel, see the interesting displays at CODA Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle Cannenburch, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Apenheul.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Apeldoorn trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Muenster to Apeldoorn takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Apeldoorn are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Groningen.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Groningen, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum, see the interesting displays at Drents Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Prinsentuin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdstation Groningen, admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, then don't miss a visit to Stadhuis Groningen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Martinitoren.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Groningen visit planner.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Groningen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Groningen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Get some historical perspective at Helligaandskirken and Tilst Kirke. Get some cultural insight at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses and Fredenskirken. Explore Aarhus' surroundings by going to Gudenaaens Udspring (in Vonge), Givskud Zoo (in Give) and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, pause for some serene contemplation at Tranbjerg Kirke, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aarhus Domkirke, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip maker site.

You can drive from Groningen to Aarhus in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. On the 16th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus, take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then see the interesting displays at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Gråbrødrekloster Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Aalborg trip builder tool.

Getting from Aarhus to Aalborg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Popular historic sites such as Kastellet and Frederiksborg Castle are in your itinerary. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Bidstrup Skovene (in Hvalsoe), Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and explore the world behind art at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

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You can fly from Aalborg to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Brno.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Brno, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
On the 22nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Spilberk Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Lednice, and then explore the historical opulence of Zamek Mikulov. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul, then admire the masterpieces at Diocesan Museum Brno, and then Head underground at Moravian Karst.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Brno trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Brno takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in July: highs in Brno hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 24th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Brno to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites