57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lille, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montbeliard, France
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kleine Scheidegg and Oberhofen Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Interlaken (Schlosskirche & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bern holiday planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, examine the collection at Alterthumer Magazin, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Roter Platz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum Appenzell.

Take the guesswork out of planning a St. Gallen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Zurich to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Biel.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Biel, Switzerland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, then look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena, then don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally examine the collection at Omega Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Biel trip maker website.

Getting from St. Gallen to Biel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, then get great views at Monte San Salvatore, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse.

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Drive from Biel to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Biel in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lugano. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Florence (Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Piazza del Duomo, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore, see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, and enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bologna trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Lugano to Bologna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, you will find days in Bologna are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Oasi Di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio), Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Campo Imperatore (in Assergi). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, France

— 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Let the collections at Musee de la Castre and Musee Picasso capture your imagination. Visit Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette for their historical value. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Place Massena, &more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lérins Islands, don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier, wander the streets of Le Suquet, and examine the collection at Villa Domergue.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Egizio and Museum of the Risorgimento. Visit Duomo di Milano and Castello di Fenis for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Riserva naturale speciale del Sacro Monte di Belmonte (in Valperga), Castello Sforzesco (in Milan) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, get engrossed in the history at Museo Pietro Micca, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cannes in August, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

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 4th (Sat): make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva day trip planning website.

Drive from Turin to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Geneva when traveling from Turin in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne day trip website.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. Venture out of the city with trips to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Australian National Memorial and LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and La Coupole. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lille: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert) and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at VC Corner Australian Cemetery, make a trip to Grande Place, wander the streets of Vieux-Lille, and examine the collection at Le Musee de Plein Air.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lille, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
You'll explore and learn at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Get some historical perspective at Grote Markt and Old Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

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Traveling by car from Lille to Rotterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des Aigles, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online route planner.

Fly from Rotterdam to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Montbeliard.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montbeliard, France

— 2 nights
Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13km from the border with Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Musee du Chateau des Ducs de Wurtemberg, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Saint-Martin.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montbeliard trip builder app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Montbeliard by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Montbeliard are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips