56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Le Claux, France
— 1 night

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more), Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool.

Montlhery to Paris is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

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Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

6
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial), Ghent (Design Museum Gent, STAM Ghent City Museum, &more) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, examine the collection at Friet Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Bruges by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get a sense of the local culture at Ghent City Center and St Michael's Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Graslei and Korenlei (in Ghent), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antwerp journey builder tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

6
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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nieuwe Kerk and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Venture out of the city with trips to Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder (in Vlaardingen), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam) and Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, pause for some serene contemplation at Maria van Jessekerk, and examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the The Hague online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Antwerp to The Hague by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in The Hague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2
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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

3
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frans Hals Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Appreciate the collections at Teylers Museum and De Vishal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haarlem: Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee), Marinemuseum (in Den Helder) and Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, look for all kinds of wild species at Hertenkamp Bloemendaal, admire the striking features of Teylers Hofje, and get a sense of history and politics at Alkmaar City Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Haarlem trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from The Hague to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Teylers Museum
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Anne Frank House
4.4
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Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kroller-Muller Museum and Jheronimus Bosch Art Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Cathedral and VVV Bezoekerscentrum De Moriaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Bosch: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen) and Oosterbeek (Airborne Museum at Hartenstein & Airborne Cemetery). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, get engrossed in the history at Groot Tuighuis, brush up on your military savvy at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, and make a trip to Waterpoort te Zaltbommel.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Den Bosch online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Den Bosch by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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History Museum
Noordbrabants Museum
4.4
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Specialty Museum
Kroller-Muller Museum
4.5
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Cemetery
Airborne Cemetery
4.8

5
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de la Cambre, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip website.

Traveling by car from Den Bosch to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

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Grand Place
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

5
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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 will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Appenzell (St Mauritius Church, Museum Appenzell, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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History Museum
Landesmuseum
3.7
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Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
4.5

3
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and The Cathedral of Bern. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Lucerne trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais Lascaris and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, browse the exhibits of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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

You can fly from Geneva to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · 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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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then wander the streets of The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Le Claux.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Le Claux, France

Le Claux ©
Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Leger de Cheylade.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Le Claux trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Marseille to Le Claux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Le Claux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

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