57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h
8
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Le Lavandou, France
— 1 night
taxi + train:  1​h 15​min
10
Frejus, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Menton, France
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and English Reformed Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam journey maker tool .

Milan, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Uitkijkduin Petten, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
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 Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (De Assels, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, explore the world behind art at Gruuthusemuseum, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, and examine the collection at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip builder app .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, Meetjeslandse Kreken
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Step out of Brussels with an excursion to Chocolate Nation in Antwerp--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Atomium, steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Brussels sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chocolate Nation
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Venture out of the city with trips to Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee des Pecheries. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to L'Arche Feline (in Vascoeuil), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Chemin des Sources Bleues (in Vieux-Port). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, examine the collection at Musee de la Corderie Vallois, walk around Maison du Parc des Boucles de la Seine, and admire the natural beauty at Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rouen day trip tool .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Rouen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Du Taillis, Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, Phare d'Ailly
Highlights from your plan
Caresse de Tigre ©
Caresse de Tigre
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

5
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at American Cemetery & Memorial and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Popular historic sites such as Hermanville War Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Les Goges de Villiers (in Saint-Ouen-le-Brisoult) and Eglise de Brix (in Brix). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Moulin de Marie Ravenel.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Eglise Saint-Aignan, Chapelle des Marins, Eglise de Brix, German War Cemetery Marigny
Highlights from your plan
Dunes d'Hattainville ©
Dunes d'Hattainville
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Parc des Forges de Varenne. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du poire and Musee de la poterie normande. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Ecomusee du Moulin de la See (in Brouains), Domfront (Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l'Eau & Chateau de Domfront) and Eglise de Menil-Gondouin (in Menil-Gondouin). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at les etangs du val de See, take in the dramatic natural features at Maison Des Fees, visit a coastal fixture at Pointe du Roc, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

Plan trip to Mont-Saint-Michel with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Maison Des Fees, Eglise Saint-Quentin, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fondation Vasarely and Inna Khimich Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), Hyeres (La Route du Sel & Eglise Saint Louis) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Le Sentier Du Lezard, contemplate the long history of Le Tour de l'Horloge, take in the dramatic natural features at La Calanque de Figuerolles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille online vacation planner .

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Marseille by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, Marseille is a bit warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Hyeres, Pointe des Sardinaux, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Les Gorges de Regalon
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier Du Lezard ©
Le Sentier Du Lezard
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

1
night
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Certosa di La Verne, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Barrage de la Verne, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Le Lavandou journey planner.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Le Lavandou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Frejus.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Le Barrage de la Verne
Highlights from your plan
Le Barrage de la Verne ©
Le Barrage de la Verne
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Frejus, France

Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It neighbours Saint-Raphaël, effectively forming one town. Memorial des Guerres en Indochine and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste will appeal to history buffs. Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins and Chapelle de Notre-Dame de Vie are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Chapelle des Templiers (in Bras) and Vallon des Carmes (in Barjols). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Photography, and explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frejus trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Le Lavandou to Frejus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Menton.

Things to do in Frejus

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mougins, Saint-Raphael, Seillans, Tanneron, Les Gorges du Blavet
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

4
nights
Menton, France

Menton ©
Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate La Maison du Portal and Musee des Coquillages. Get a sense of the local culture at Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Venture out of the city with trips to Les lacs de prals (in Saint Martin-Vesubie), Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Peillon) and La Recreation Champetre (in Drap). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum du Mont-Gros, see the interesting displays at Musee Lou Ferouil, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise, and step into the grandiose world of Ruines de Rocca Sparviera.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Menton day trip planner .

You can drive from Frejus to Menton in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Menton

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Utelle, Coaraze, La Recreation Champetre, Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille
Highlights from your plan
Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
La Madone d'Utelle ©
La Madone d'Utelle

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Fraumünster Church are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Axalp (in Brienz) and Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, and get to know the fascinating history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich itinerary planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Menton to Zurich. In April, Zurich is little chillier than Menton - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Biosphaere Entlebuch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Landsgemeindeplatz
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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