57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Düsseldorf Airport, Drive to Gelsenkirchen
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get a sense of the local culture at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Atomium. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Church of Antwerp, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lier.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Lier, Belgium

— 1 night
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, see the interesting displays at Zimmer Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lier trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Lier takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lier are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums

Mechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Janskerk.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mechelen day trip planning app.

Mechelen is just a stone's throw from Lier. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 4 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Friet Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ghent: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Minnewater Lake, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Jacobskerk.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent day trip planning tool.

Getting from Mechelen to Ghent by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Ghent sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bologna, Italy

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Florence (Piazza della Signoria, Campanile di Giotto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Ghent to Bologna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ghent in August: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Bologna to Rome in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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 get to explore Museo Egizio and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Get some cultural insight at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Riserva naturale speciale del Sacro Monte di Belmonte (in Valperga) and Travel Langhe Wine Tours (in Neive). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Sabauda, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Risorgimento, and explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect Turin to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 4 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 a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona. Get some historical perspective at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and Museo di Castelvecchio. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Piazza delle Erbe, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, and get lost in a book at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turin to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Genoa, Italy

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Leaning Tower of Pisa and Incendio del Castello con la Processione Religiosa dei Crocifissi. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola), Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre) and Pisa (Duomo di Pisa & Battistero di San Giovanni). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gelsenkirchen.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, then explore the engaging exhibits at LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony-Hut, and then don't miss a visit to Halde Rheinelbe.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gelsenkirchen journey builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Genoa to Gelsenkirchen. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Gelsenkirchen

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Munich Residenz and Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Würzburg Residence and Fortress Marienberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Munich (St. Peter's Church, St. Michael's Church, &more), Schloss Veitshöchheim (in Wurzburg) and Rothenburg (Rodertor, Town Walls, &more).

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg online vacation planner.

You can fly from Gelsenkirchen to Nuremberg in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Nuremberg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
You'll explore and learn at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Museum Frieder Burda. Schloss Heidelberg and Stiftskirche Baden-Baden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Baden-Baden (Eglise Russe, Hohenbaden Old Castle, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Porsche Museum, explore the galleries of Staatsgalerie, and explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Stuttgart takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Popular historic sites such as Nyhavn and Kastellet are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: Store Heddinge (Hoejerup Gamle Kirke & Stevns Klint). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, examine the collection at Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Stuttgart to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Aalborg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Aalborg, Denmark

— 5 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Popular historic sites such as Mollestien and Dronninglund Kirke are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Den Gamle By and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Aalborg side-trips: Aarhus (Aarhus Vikingemuseet, Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, &more), Voergaard Slot (in Dronninglund) and Ega Engso (in Risskov). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Godthaab Hammervaerk and pause for some serene contemplation at Hasseris Kirke.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Aalborg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aalborg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Landesmuseum and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich capture your imagination. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, The Rosengart Collection, &more) and Peakdivers (in Bunzen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aalborg to Zurich. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips