55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 2 nights
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Moulins, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Kunstgewerbemuseum. Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Berlin to go to Dresden and see Katholische Hofkirche, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, examine the collection at Neues Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin Schoenefeld. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

6
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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Rosenborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Stroeget, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Copenhagen tour site.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

3
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Aarhus, Denmark

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.
Helligaandskirken and Mollestien will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aarhus: Dyrehaven Vejle (in Vejle) and Jelling (Jelling Kirke & Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church). There's more to do: engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum and stroll the grounds of Viby Kirke.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aarhus online vacation builder.

Drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, then get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Red Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hamburg travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum), Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Nieuwe Kerk) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag). Spend the 21st (Mon) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, make a trip to Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey site.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Holyroodhouse and Scottish National War Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Stonehenge. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Old Sarum (in Salisbury) and The Great Hall (in Winchester). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, identify plant and animal life at Joe's Bows, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the London holiday maker website.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris, France

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.
Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Patrice (in Rouen), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles & Palace of Versailles). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris vacation builder website.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Biarritz, France

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Vincent, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Observatoire Abbadia. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, then visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Biarritz, then pause for some photo ops at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Villa Arnaga.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Biarritz trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Biarritz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Moulins.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Moulins, France

Your inner history buff will appreciate Maison Mantin and Cathédrale de Moulins. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene and Musee de la Visitation. Change things up with these side-trips from Moulins: La Boire des Carres (in Saint-Remy-en-Rollat), MuPop (in Montlucon) and Chateau d'Herisson (in Herisson).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Moulins travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Biarritz to Moulins in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July in Moulins, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Moulins

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint-Paul de Vence. Musee Picasso and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more), TakSea (in Saint-Raphael) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of Èze.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nice day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Moulins to Nice takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Moulins in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Church, then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich trip maker site.

Getting from Nice to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Munich, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Pyrenees-Atlantiques travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Room Escape Games · Aquariums
Pyrénées-Atlantiques is Basque Country set against the backdrop of the Pyrénées Mountains along the Atlantic coast where hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, rafting, surfing, fishing, and winter skiing flourish. This department in the Aquitaine region flourishes as a sunny holiday destination, offering sheltered beaches for surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, hiking in huge forests such as the Irati, and treks along the lush green valleys of the Adour and Bidasoa. Take in breathtaking scenery while sightseeing along the Corniche Road, a coastal path with interesting geology, botany, and fishing. Diverse restaurants serve local cuisine, such as Bayonne ham and cabbage soup, as well as local Irouleguy or Jurançon wine.

Allier travel guide

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Zoos · Specialty Museums · Churches