56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Pantheon
4.8
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Colosseum
4.7

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

5
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Turin (Galleria Sabauda, Museo Egizio, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Milan itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Milan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
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Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Burgkirche Raron and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valere Basilica and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion), Trapgame (in Charrat) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Getting from Milan to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Patek Philippe Museum. You'll explore and learn at Chaplin's World and Fondation Beyeler. Venture out of the city with trips to Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Geneva (Cathedrale de St-Pierre & MB&F M.A.D.Gallery) and Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern journey builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Bern, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

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Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Landsgemeindeplatz for their historical value. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Appenzell (St Mauritius Church & Museum Appenzell), Lucerne (Lion Monument, The Rosengart Collection, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz
4.5
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame). Vianden Castle and Le Chemin de la Corniche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort), Diekirch (Eglise St. Laurent & MNHM National Museum of Military History) and Clervaux (The Family of Man & Chateau de Clervaux). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Michel's Church, and learn about all things military at Fort Thungen.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City travel planner.

Fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Castle
Vianden Castle
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Le Chemin de la Corniche
4.8

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles), Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and stop by Le Marais.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

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Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Louvre Museum
4.6

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then admire the masterpieces at L'Argilla, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Nice, France

Nice ©

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.
Palais Lascaris and Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Vieille Ville. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, see the interesting displays at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Maxime.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Easy Dive
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

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