57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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57 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Leipzig, Germany
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train + subway:  3​h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
8
Paris, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
11
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
12
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
End: Leipzig, Germany

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some historical perspective at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Ebraico di Venezia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, & more) and Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo).

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

Leipzig, Germany to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Leipzig in March, with highs in Venice at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Duomo di Siena, & more) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Siena, Basilica San Vitale
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Villa Adriana in Tivoli (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, delve into the mystery of Catacombe di San Callisto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and identify plant and animal life at Monumento Naturale di Galeria Antica.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online tour planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Villa Adriana
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Appreciate the collections at Kundry Bottega d'Arte and Museo Diocesano. Popular historic sites such as Cattedrale di San Lorenzo and Duomo di Ravello are in your itinerary. When in Ravello, make a side trip to see Chiesa San Pietro Apostolo in Cetara, approximately 40 minutes away.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ravello trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome in March, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Amalfi, Scala, Maiori, Parrocchia San Giovanni, Basilica of Saint Trofimena
Highlights from your plan
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo ©
Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea

5
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Popular historic sites such as Pompeii Archaeological Park and Galleria Borbonica are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Sol’Art Ceramiche and Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo provinciale della Ceramica (in Vietri sul Mare), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Positano) and Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio (in Scala). There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Posillipo, steep yourself in history at Museo Cappella Sansevero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Naples day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ravello to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Naples, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii, Vietri sul Mare, Ruderi della Basilica di Sant'Eustachio, Oasi Valle della Caccia
Highlights from your plan
Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee du Bastion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais Lascaris and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup) and Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at L'aquarium Naturel des Flots Bleus, explore the activities along Les lacs de prals, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Naples to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utelle, Coaraze, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, L'aquarium Naturel des Flots Bleus, Parc des Rives du Loup
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Notre Dame de Consolation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), La Route du Sel (in Hyeres) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Le Barrage de la Verne, take in nature's colorful creations at Terre d'Avenir, and explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

Plan trip to Aix-en-Provence with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Nice to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyeres, Les Gorges de Regalon, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Terre d'Avenir, Abbaye Saint Victor
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier Du Lezard ©
Le Sentier Du Lezard
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Musee du Peigne (in Ezy sur Eure). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey builder site .

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in April, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles, Musee du Peigne
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like American Cemetery & Memorial and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Let the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Pegasus Memorial capture your imagination. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines), Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Caresse de Tigre, explore the different monuments and memorials at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare, and explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rouen travel planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rouen

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayeux, La Roche d'Oetre, Caresse de Tigre, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

4
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.
Visit Basilica of the Holy Blood and Saint Bavo's Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Historic Centre of Brugge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Gravensteen, & more) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, browse the exhibits of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), and make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

Getting from Rouen to Bruges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ghent, Meetjeslandse Kreken
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

5
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.
Grand Place and Maison d'Erasme will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Chocolate Nation (in Antwerp) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chocolate Nation, La Roche-aux-Faucons
Highlights from your plan

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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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