56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Winterthur, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Nuremberg Airport, Drive to Furth im Wald
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Furth im Wald, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Deventer
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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Heemstede, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport, Drive to Versailles
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Tours, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Limoges, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Rochelle, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Friedhof Fluntern and Hofkirche are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Landesmuseum and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Winterthur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Winterthur, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum Appenzell and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. Museum-lovers will appreciate Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger. Get out of town with these interesting Winterthur side-trips: Kathedrale St.Gallen (in St. Gallen), Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch (in Urnaesch) and Schaffhausen (Kirche St. Johann, Munot, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, get engrossed in the history at Museum Lindengut, admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls, and engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Winterthur trip itinerary website.

Winterthur is just a short distance from Zurich. In June in Winterthur, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Furth im Wald.

Things to do in Winterthur

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Furth im Wald, Germany

— 1 night
Furth im Wald is a city in the District of Cham, in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee, then get outside with Wildgarten, then see the interesting displays at Further Felsengaenge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Landestormuseum - Heimat, Grenze, Drache.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Furth im Wald trip itinerary maker site.

Explore your travel options from Winterthur to Furth im Wald with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Furth im Wald

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Berlin, Germany

— 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topography of Terror and Klassenfeind Gallery. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Schlossplatz in Dresden--about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin day trip planning tool.

Drive from Furth im Wald to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Miniatur Wunderland and Vareler Windmuhle. Alter Elbtunnel and Speicherstadt will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden), KZ-Gedenkstatte Alter Banter Weg (in Wilhelmshaven) and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, shop like a local with Red Gallery, and make a trip to Townhall.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In June in Hamburg, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kaliningrad.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kaliningrad, Russia

— 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Museum-lovers will get to explore B-413 Submarine Museum and Amber Museum. Popular historic sites such as Fort XI Donhoff and Cathedral of Christ the Savior are in your itinerary. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Kurshskaya Kosa. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Marzipan museum, engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean, take an in-depth tour of Bunker Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kaliningrad online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Kaliningrad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in Kaliningrad are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Deventer.

Things to do in Kaliningrad

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Deventer, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and Stadhuis van Deventer. You'll explore and learn at Kroller-Muller Museum and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark (in Arnhem), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Kasteel Doorwerth (in Doorwerth).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Deventer holiday maker.

Explore your travel options from Kaliningrad to Deventer with the Route module. Traveling from Kaliningrad to Deventer, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Deventer

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Groningen, The Netherlands

Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum, see the interesting displays at Universiteitsmuseum Groningen, then admire the striking features of Hoofdstation Groningen, and finally pause for some photo ops at 'Peerd van Ome Loeks'.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Groningen trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Deventer to Groningen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heemstede.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites

Heemstede, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Heemstede is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.HistoryHeemstede formed around the Castle Heemstede that was built overlooking the Spaarne River around 1286. On the 30th (Thu), stop by Winkelcentrum Heemstede Raadhuisstraat & Binnenweg, then get engrossed in the history at Cruquius Pump Museum, then get in on the family fun at Linnaeushof, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Buitenplaats Huis te Manpad uit 1634. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Blitz Wellness, then take a peaceful walk through Wandelbos Groenendaal, and then take some stellar pictures from Spottersplek Polderbaan.

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You can drive from Groningen to Heemstede in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heemstede are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Heemstede

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 5 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Get some historical perspective at Grand Canal and Ancien Hopital Royal. Change things up with these side-trips from Versailles: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel, don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, and contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Heemstede to Versailles. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heemstede in July: highs in Versailles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tours.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tours, France

— 5 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Visit Chateau de Chambord and Chateau Royal d'Amboise for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci. Explore Tours' surroundings by going to Chateau de Cheverny (in Cheverny), Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire (in Chaumont-sur-Loire) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Breze, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Villandry, look for gifts at Le Cirque en Bois, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Saint-Gatien.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tours trip planner.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Limoges.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Limoges, France

— 4 nights

Porcelain City

Known for its medieval enamels on copper (Limoges enamels), its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain), and for its oak barrels used for Cognac production, Limoges has a creative flair with historic significance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Oradour-sur-Glane and Cathedrale St-Front. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cite Religieuse and Eglise Saint Pierre du Queyroix. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Limoges: Chateau de Hautefort (in Hautefort), Vesunna (in Perigueux) and Rocher des Aigles (in Rocamadour). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Aurelien, admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Etienne, don't miss a visit to Maison de l'email, and experience rural life at Ferme Andrevias.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Limoges online trip maker.

You can drive from Tours to Limoges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Limoges, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Limoges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

La Rochelle, France

— 4 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Let the collections at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) and Association Hermione-La Fayette capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Phare des Baleines and Rue Sur-les-Murs. Explore La Rochelle's surroundings by going to Croisieres Fourasines (in Port-des-Barques), Musee National de la Marine (in Rochefort) and Ma cabane sur la Plage (in Ars-en-Re). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, examine the collection at Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle, make a trip to Towers of La Rochelle, and learn about all things military at Musee Maritime de La Rochelle.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read La Rochelle trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Limoges to La Rochelle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Le Jardin Anglais, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then get curious at CERN.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from La Rochelle to Geneva takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in July, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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 22nd (Fri): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, contemplate the long history of Gruyeres Castle, then explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basel Minster and Fondation Beyeler. You'll explore and learn at Basel Paper Mill Museum and Jean Tinguely Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: La Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier) and Lac Vert d'Undervelier (in Undervelier). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Basel's Old Town, take a tour by water with Dive-Store.ch, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel.

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

Traveling by car from Bern to Basel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Basel, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Basel

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips