56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pau, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Angers, France
— 5 nights
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Drive to Nantes Atlantique Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive
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Leicester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drive to Newcastle Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Mechelen
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 7 nights
Fly
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Furth im Wald, Germany
— 1 day
Drive to Nuremberg Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, then take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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

Zurich to Bern is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then get curious at CERN. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Geneva attractions planner.

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 6 nights

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.
Vieille Ville and Musée Marc Chagall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice and La Croisette for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning tool.

You can fly from Geneva to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pau.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Pau, France

— 1 night

Royal City

On the northern edge of the Pyrénées, Pau is the perfect base to explore the mountains and ride the Funiculaire de Pau, a unique historic funicular railway that links the city center and Boulevard des Pyrénées to the railway station Gare de Pau.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Boulevard des Pyrenees, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux Arts, then explore the historical opulence of Château de Pau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Bernadotte.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Pau attractions planner.

You can fly from Nice to Pau in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Pau dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Angers.

Things to do in Pau

Museums · Historic Sites

Angers, France

— 5 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chateau de Chenonceau and Musee Lurcat. Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci and Chateau de Villandry will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Angers side-trips: Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau), Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin, appreciate the history behind Maison d'Adam, and take in the exciting artwork at Art Chapel Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Angers trip tool.

You can fly from Pau to Angers in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pau in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Angers, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Charlecote Park and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Visit Tewkesbury Abbey and Steelhouse Lane Lock-up for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Art Couture Painswick Gallery (in Painswick), Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, examine the collection at Cadbury World, take in the exciting artwork at Flat 8 Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Angers to Birmingham with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Angers to Birmingham is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Angers, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Birmingham, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Leicester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Leicester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Church. On the next day, browse the exhibits of King Richard III Visitor Centre, make a trip to New Walk, then take an in-depth tour of New Walk Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leicester journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Leicester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Leicester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sunderland.

Things to do in Leicester

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunderland, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, then steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle, and finally enjoy the sea views from Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Glass Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Sunderland Maritime Heritage, and then examine the collection at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sunderland day trip planning site.

Drive from Leicester to Sunderland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Sunderland, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mechelen.

Things to do in Sunderland

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Dijlepad, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Rumbold's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mechelen trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sunderland to Mechelen. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Sunderland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mechelen, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 5 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Graslei and Korenlei. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, &more) and Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner.

Drive from Mechelen to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Antwerp sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
You'll explore and learn at DAF Museum and Philips Museum. Kasteel de Haar and Gallery van Dun - Contemporary Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Eindhoven side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharinakerk, appreciate the history behind Flying Pins, and examine the collection at PSV Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Eindhoven trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Eindhoven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Eindhoven are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Deventer.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deventer, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Airborne Cemetery and Castle and gardens Twickel will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Holten Canadian War Cemetery and Kroller-Muller Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deventer: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen) and Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark (in Arnhem). Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Warmelo and steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Deventer online road trip planner.

Drive from Eindhoven to Deventer in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Deventer sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Deventer

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Copenhagen: Viking Ship Museum (in Roskilde), Bidstrup Skovene (in Hvalsoe) and Hedeland (in Hedehusene). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, don't miss a visit to St. Alban's Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and wander the streets of Christiania.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Deventer to Copenhagen. In July, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Wroclaw.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wroclaw, Poland

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ostrow Tumski - (Cathedral Island) and Twierdza Srebrna Góra. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Peace, Swidnica (Kosciol Pokoju w Swidnicy) and Old Town- Historic Center. Get out of town with these interesting Wroclaw side-trips: Walbrzych (Ratusz & Zamek Ksiaz w Walbrzychu), Arboretum Wojslawice (in Niemcza) and Wieza Anny (in Szczawno Zdroj). Spend the 19th (Tue) among pleasant surroundings at Rynek of Wroclaw. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Panorama Raclawicka, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wroclaw Zoo & Afrykarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Cross.

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

Fly from Copenhagen to Wroclaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Copenhagen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wroclaw: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Wroclaw

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Topography of Terror and The Dresden Zwinger will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Berlin with a short trip to Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden, about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Furth im Wald.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Furth im Wald, Germany

— 1 day
Furth im Wald is a city in the District of Cham, in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee, then don't miss a visit to Drachenhohle, and then see the interesting displays at Further Felsengaenge.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Furth im Wald road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Furth im Wald takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Furth im Wald

Wildlife · Museums · Parks