57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 5 nights
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Goslar, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive to Hannover Airport, Fly to Manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nantes, France
— 5 nights
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Angers, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 13 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
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The Hague, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Appreciate the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Frans Hals Museum. Get some historical perspective at Madurodam and Grote Markt. Change things up with these side-trips from The Hague: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Haarlem (De Vishal, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), don't miss a visit to Panorama Mesdag, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, and get engrossed in the history at Prison Gate Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our The Hague online itinerary planner.

Brussels, Belgium to The Hague is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hannover.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hannover, Germany

— 5 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Appreciate the collections at Museums - Eisenbahn and Erinnerungsstatte Luftbrucke Berlin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Otto-Modersohn-Museum and Hösseringen Museum Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hannover: NABU-Artenschutzzentrum (in Leiferde), Schaferhof Neuenkirchen e.V. (in Neuenkirchen) and Hankensbuettel (OTTER-ZENTRUM & Otterzentrum Hankensbuttel). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, look for all kinds of wild species at Nabu Gut Sunder, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kloster Wienhausen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hannover online trip planner.

Fly from The Hague to Hannover in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Hannover, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goslar.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goslar, Germany

— 3 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lohmuehle and PS.SPEICHER. Get out of town with these interesting Goslar side-trips: Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe (in Bad Harzburg), Naturschutzgebiet "Reitlingstal" (in Erkerode) and Harzfalkenhof Bad Sachsa (in Bad Sachsa). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Liebesbank Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Goslar vacation planner.

Drive from Hannover to Goslar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Goslar

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Science and Industry Museum and Bolton Steam Museum. You'll explore and learn at Manchester Art Gallery and Contemporary Six. Venture out of the city with trips to Borsdane Wood (in Wigan), Fairy Glen (in Appley Bridge) and Doffcocker Lodge (in Bolton). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Hideout Manchester, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Worsley woods.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Goslar to Manchester with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Goslar to Manchester is minus 1 hour. In September in Manchester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Nantes.

Things to do in Manchester

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nantes, France

— 5 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Visit Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Les Machines de L'ile and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port. Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: La Maison de la Riviere (in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu), La Feerie des Santons (in Beaulieu-sous-la-Roche) and La Cite des Oiseaux (in Les Landes-Genusson). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marais du Mullembourg, walk around Tropicarium Bonsai, have fun at Turing Escape Game-Guerande, and contemplate the waterfront views at Marais Communal.

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Getting from Manchester to Nantes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Nantes is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: highs in Nantes hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Angers.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Angers, France

— 4 nights

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay and Apothicairerie de Bauge. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Breze and Fontevraud L'Abbaye Royale are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Eglise Saint Michel (in Fontevraud-l'Abbaye), Jardin de la Perrine (in Laval) and Eglise Notre-Dame (in Cosse-en-Champagne). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Manoir de Clairefontaine, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de la Visitation, stroll through Jardin d'Atmosphere du Petit Bordeaux, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Robert Tatin.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Angers trip planner.

Getting from Nantes to Angers by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in Angers are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 13 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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Traveling by train from Angers to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Let the collections at Forte Montecchio Nord and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Santuario Madonna del Soccorso (in Ossuccio), Gravedona ed Uniti (Chiesa di San Vincenzo, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, &more) and Chiesa di S. Marta (in Menaggio). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and stroll through Pian di Spagna.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip tool.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Piazza Maggiore. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Civico Archeologico and Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Denzano (in Marano sul Panaro), Mantua (Palazzo Ducale & Parco del Mincio) and Parco Regionale Abbazia di Monteveglio (in Monteveglio). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Parma, stroll through Riserva Naturale Paludi, and admire the masterpieces at La Quadreria - Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bologna

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ravenna, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi) and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe. Explore Ravenna's surroundings by going to Piccolo museo del diario (in Pieve Santo Stefano), MAF - Museo Archeologico Civico Tobia Aldini (in Forlimpopoli) and Musei San Domenico (in Forli). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia, examine the collection at Museo della Marineria, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Maceo Casadei.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ravenna vacation planning website.

Getting from Bologna to Ravenna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

South Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Parks · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Lower Saxony travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.

Greater Manchester travel guide

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Entertainment Centers · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Greater Manchester is a mix of high-density urban areas, modern suburbs, and quaint rural locations. In the 19th century, this region flourished as a global center of the cotton industry. Today it remains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant commercial areas, providing you with a multitude of vacation ideas. The region’s biggest and most significant urban center is Manchester, considered the social, economic, and cultural capital of this part of England. Noisy, vibrant, and truly multicultural, Greater Manchester is well connected to all other parts of the country by a first-class network of roads and one of the finest light-rail systems in the country, carrying nearly 20 million passengers each year and making it great place to base your holiday in this region. The area once had a negative reputation from its industrial past, but it's now a thriving urban region, known for its diversity and acceptance of all cultures--a pleasant attribute that makes up what it may lack in tourist attractions.

Pays de la Loire travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Castles
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, Pays de la Loire is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region while discovering its secrets, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Lombardy travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.