56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Lincoln
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive
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Borensberg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Drive to Linköping City Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Gouda
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Gouda, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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Leiden, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Gernsbach, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hirschhorn (Neckar), Germany
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pergine Valdarno, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 9 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly to Newcastle, Train to York
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus to Windermere, Train to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Lincoln, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Elvaston Castle and St. Thomas' Church. Visit Lincoln Guildhall and D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: King's Lynn (True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum & St Nicholas' Chapel), All Saints Church (in Bakewell) and Castle Acre (Castle Acre Castle & St James Church, Castle Acre). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Westmoor Caravans, take an in-depth tour of David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault, make a trip to Ellis Windmill, and contemplate the long history of Heage Windmill.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lincoln driving holiday website.

Townsville, Australia to Lincoln is an approximately 32.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Townsville in September, things will get little chillier in Lincoln: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to London.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands and Regent Street. Let the collections at Ripley's Believe It or Not! and Saatchi Gallery capture your imagination. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from The Monument to the Great Fire of London, steep yourself in history at Statue of George V, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our London day trip planner.

Take a train from Lincoln to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Stockholm.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Stockholm, Sweden

— 1 night

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of S:ta Clara kyrka, pause for some serene contemplation at Adolf Fredriks Kyrka, then see the interesting displays at The Royal Stable, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Jacobs Kyrka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Stockholm Toy Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katarina Kyrka, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sofia Kyrka.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stockholm trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Borensberg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Borensberg, Sweden

— 2 nights
Borensberg is a locality situated in Motala Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden with 2,886 inhabitants in 2010. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Varfrukyrkan, then examine the collection at Museihuset, and then step into the grandiose world of The Manor Ljung.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Borensberg holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stockholm to Borensberg takes 2.5 hours. In September in Borensberg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gouda.

Things to do in Borensberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gouda, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Gouda is a municipality and city in the province of South Holland, the Netherlands. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museum de Koperen Knop and Museum Paulina Bisdom van Vliet. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum De Moriaan and Gouwekerk. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Red Lion Windmill (Molen De Roode Leeuw), admire the landmark architecture of Agnietenkapel Gouda, look for gifts at 't Kaaswinkeltje, and don't miss a visit to De Veerpoort.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gouda visit website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Borensberg to Gouda. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Leiden.

Things to do in Gouda

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Leiden, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Museum City

Located in the flower-growing district, Leiden has been called the most beautiful city in the Netherlands.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph church, pause for some photo ops at De Zijlpoort, get engrossed in the history at Leiden American Pilgrim Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hooglandse Kerk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Zone. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Koornbrug Leiden uit 1642-1825, steep yourself in history at het Stadhuis van Leiden uit 1596, admire the masterpieces at Young Rembrandt Studio, then steep yourself in history at Molen de Put, then see the interesting displays at Japanmuseum, and finally examine the collection at Sieboldhuis.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Leiden online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Gouda to Leiden in an hour. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Haarlem.

Things to do in Leiden

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bakenesserkerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Waalse Kerk Haarlem, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Janskerk, explore the world behind art at De Vishal, then contemplate the long history of Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), and finally steep yourself in history at Proveniershof.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Haarlem road trip website.

Traveling by car from Leiden to Haarlem takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Domschatzkammer, pause for some serene contemplation at Sankt Andreas Kirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Maria Himmelfahrt, then contemplate the long history of St Kunibert Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Bayenturm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Antoniterkirche.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip builder.

Drive from Haarlem to Cologne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Gernsbach.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites

Gernsbach, Germany

— 2 nights
Gernsbach is a town in the district of Rastatt, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. On the 21st (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Alexander Kirche, admire the striking features of Pagodenburg, admire the masterpieces at Wehrgeschichtliches Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Der Katz'sche Garten, and finally get outside with Gertelbachwasserfaelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Hauptfriedhof, take an in-depth tour of Archaeologischer Schauplatz Kappelhof, then see the interesting displays at Museum Johannes Reuchlin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gernsbach tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Cologne to Gernsbach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Gernsbach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hirschhorn (Neckar).

Things to do in Gernsbach

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Hirschhorn (Neckar), Germany

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Neckar Valley

A vacation in Hirschhorn (Neckar) offers a chance to discover one of Germany's most charming and best-preserved medieval towns.
Lobdengaumuseum and Burg Lindenfels are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Klosterkirche Lobenfeld and Schloss Eichtersheim. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hirschhorn (Neckar): St. Gallus (in Ladenburg), Freilichtlabor Lauresham (in Lorsch) and Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pfalzkapelle, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heiligenberg, explore the activities along Wolfsschlucht, and head outdoors with Exotenwald Weinheim.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hirschhorn (Neckar) travel app.

Take a train from Gernsbach to Hirschhorn (Neckar) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hirschhorn (Neckar) can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Hirschhorn (Neckar)

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Domus Aurea and Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale). Let the collections at Stanze di Raffaello and National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace capture your imagination. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Forum of Augustus, see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, get engrossed in the history at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, and have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome route planning site.

You can take a train from Hirschhorn (Neckar) to Rome in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hirschhorn (Neckar) in September, with highs in Rome at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pergine Valdarno.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pergine Valdarno, Italy

— 6 nights
Pergine Valdarno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50km southeast of Florence and about 15km west of Arezzo.The municipality of Pergine Valdarno contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montalto, Ponticino, Poggio Bagnoli, and Pieve a Presciano.Pergine Valdarno borders the following municipalities: Bucine, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Laterina, Montevarchi, Terranuova Bracciolini. Museo casa natale di Michelangelo Buonarroti and Museo Archeologico del Casentino Piero Albertoni will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello di Valenzano and Chiesa di Sant'Agostino. Get out of town with these interesting Pergine Valdarno side-trips: Il Cassero per la Scultura Italiana dell'Ottocento e del Novecento (in Montevarchi), Azienda Agricola Ornina (in Castel Focognano) and Le Balze (in Terranuova Bracciolini). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Santa Maria delle Vertighe, learn about winemaking at Poggio Molina, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Chiara, and explore the world behind art at Museo della Basilica di S. Maria delle Grazie.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pergine Valdarno trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rome to Pergine Valdarno takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Pergine Valdarno

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, France

— 9 nights
Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like La Citadelle d'Entrevaux and Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux. Popular historic sites such as Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from St-Paul-de-Vence: Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux), L'Imbut (in Aiguines) and Entrevaux (Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux & Porte Royale). There's lots more to do: stop by Village de Bargeme, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, hike along Lacs de Vens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Saint-Didier.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St-Paul-de-Vence vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Pergine Valdarno to St-Paul-de-Vence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in St-Paul-de-Vence are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris route planner.

You can fly from St-Paul-de-Vence to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St-Paul-de-Vence in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Paris

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tee off at Meryick Park Golf Course, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and then explore the striking landscape at The Polar Bear on the Isle of Wight. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Boscombe Pier, admire the natural beauty at Boscombe Chine Gardens, putt your heart out at Squirrel Cafe and Mini Golf, Boscombe Chine Gardens, indulge your taste buds at The Wight Bear, then get your game on at Altitude High Ropes Adventure, and finally have some family-friendly fun at 6D Cinema.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bournemouth trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Bournemouth takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Bournemouth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Fun & Games · Golf · Nature

York, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bootham Bar, get engrossed in the history at Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, and then look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen York. Keep things going the next day: see Brew York, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, then delve into the mystery of Haunted, 35 Stonegate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Hospitium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Bournemouth to York in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Ambleside, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 20th (Wed), shop like a local with RockShop, then examine the collection at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library, then take some stellar pictures from Kirkstone Pass, and finally don't miss a visit to Galava Roman Fort Ambleside. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Quaker Tapestry Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Lakeland Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside itinerary builder website.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Highgate Cemetery and Chartwell will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Musical Museum and Lord's Cricket Ground. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: St. Martin's Church (in Bladon), Oxford (Magdalen College & University Church of St Mary the Virgin) and Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill). Enjoy London some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Dorchester Abbey, examine the collection at Jack the Ripper Museum, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London trip builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ambleside to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.