57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lille, France
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Genk, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly to Nice, Shuttle to Monaco-Ville
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
— 2 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Lyon
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Rennes, France
— 1 night
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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.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Fromelles and Flanders Battlefield Tours will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Centre Historique Mnier. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Amiens (Musee de Picardie & Maison de Jules Verne). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at Asnapio, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, and contemplate the long history of Old Stock Exchange.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lille trip builder app.

Paris to Lille is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Lille are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ieper (Ypres) (Saint George's Memorial Church, In Flanders Fields Museum, &more), Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, St Michael's Bridge, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Lille to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels road trip site.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Genk.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Genk, Belgium

— 2 nights
Genk is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of C-Mine, then get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum Bokrijk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reading Between the Lines Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica Tongeren. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Eben-Emael, and then identify plant and animal life at De Teut.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Genk trip maker.

Drive from Brussels to Genk in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Genk, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Genk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

City of Lights

The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at DAF Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, then examine the collection at Philips Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Flying Pins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Catharinakerk.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Eindhoven trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Genk to Eindhoven in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Alkmaar.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Alkmaar, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museummolen Schermer and Zuiderzeemuseum. Scheepswerf Groot and Klim naar de hemel will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alkmaar: Edam (Grote Kerk & Gemeenlandshuis), Stadhuis van Enkhuizen uit 1688 (in Enkhuizen) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hof Van Sonoy, don't miss a visit to Grote Sint Laurenskerk, admire the landmark architecture of Accijnstoren van Alkmaar uit 1622, and examine the collection at Het Beatles Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alkmaar day trip app.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Alkmaar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Eindhoven in June, you will find days in Alkmaar are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Alkmaar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Delft (Old Church & Nieuwe Kerk). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and visit The Jordaan.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site.

Drive from Alkmaar to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Manchester.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Lakeland Motor Museum and York City Walls. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Science and Industry Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), St Michael's Church (in Coxwold) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Sally Mosley Guided Walks, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Eyam Plague Village Museum, and shop like a local with Contemporary Six.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Manchester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Manchester. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Stonehenge. Explore London's surroundings by going to Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museums, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Porto, Portugal

— 3 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Torre dos Clerigos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to i-Dive Spirit in Mindelo (about 32 minutes away). Dedicate the 11th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of Oporto Buggy Adventure, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Porto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lisbon, Portugal

— 7 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo dos Mouros. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more) and Sado Emotion (in Troia). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, visit Alfama, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and see the interesting displays at Museu do Fado.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lisbon planning app.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Monaco-Ville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monaco-Ville, Monaco

— 2 nights
Jutting out of the dramatic cliffs of Monaco sits Monaco-Ville, one of the nation's oldest towns.
On the 22nd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Musee D’Anthropologie Prehistorique, then contemplate the long history of Vieux Monaco, then admire the striking features of Place du Palais, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Monaco-Ville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lisbon to Monaco-Ville in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Monaco-Ville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monaco-Ville, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Monaco-Ville

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Secrets d'Apiculteur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Abbaye Saint-Philibert (in Tournus), Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres) and Eglise Saint Nicolas (in Meursault). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, stroll through Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, and make a trip to Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon online visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Monaco-Ville to Lyon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Monaco-Ville in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lyon, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Rennes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Rennes, France

— 1 night
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Portes Mordelaises, stroll around Parc du Thabor, then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), and finally examine the collection at Les Champs Libres.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rennes vacation site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Rennes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lyon in July; daily highs in Rennes reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rennes

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites