57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Amersfoort
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bonn, Germany
— 2 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Versailles, France
— 6 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 5 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Kootwijkerzand, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Settels-Roofvogels. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Amersfoort Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Kamperbinnenpoort, then steep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, and finally steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Amersfoort is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, then view the masterpieces at Fotodok, then see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Utrecht travel planner.

Utrecht is very close to Amersfoort. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Antwerp, Belgium

— 6 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.
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and Museum Plantin-Moretus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Middelheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel) and Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis (in Lier). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, examine the collection at Museum Mayer van den Bergh, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Leuven, Belgium

— 1 night
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Groot Begijnhof, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Leuven vacation planning app.

You can drive from Antwerp to Leuven in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Leuven are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Popular historic sites such as X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld and LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nikolaus Kloster and Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen), Teverener Heide (in Geilenkirchen) and Biologische Station Rieselfelder (in Muenster). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Emsdettener Venn and pause for some serene contemplation at Ludgerusdom.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dusseldorf route planner.

Getting from Leuven to Dusseldorf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 4 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Visit Cologne Cathedral and Frankenwerft for their historical value. Museum Ludwig and Maschinen- und Heimatmuseum Eslohe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen), Sengbachtalsperre (in Solingen) and SinnesWald (in Leichlingen). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark, examine the collection at Villa Trips - Museum fuer Rennsportgeschite, stroll around Wildpark Warstein, and explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cologne vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Dusseldorf to Cologne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bonn.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bonn, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Schumannhaus, take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, then identify plant and animal life at Wahner Heide, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterruine Heisterbach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bonn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Bonn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In September, daytime highs in Bonn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bonn

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 5 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Fort Eben-Emael are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tresor de Liege and Fort de Lantin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Domaine de Berinzenne (in Spa), High Fens (in Eupen) and Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, stroll through Le Ninglinspo, take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne, and examine the collection at Maison de l'eau.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Liege using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bonn to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Liege

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 8 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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker tool.

You can fly from Liege to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Versailles, France

— 6 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and Ancien Hopital Royal. Visit The Trianons & The Hamlet and Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles for their historical value. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, relax in the rural setting at Hameau de la Reine, explore the historical opulence of Le Petit Trianon, and contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Versailles trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Versailles, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, France

— 3 nights
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Eglise Saint Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Marne-la-Vallee side-trips: musee aeronautique et spatial SAFRAN (in Reau), Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude (in Marolles-en-Brie) and Parc Naturel du Patis (in Meaux). There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris and find something for the whole family at Walt Disney Studios Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marne-la-Vallee tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Versailles to Marne-la-Vallee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 5 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Museum-lovers will appreciate Papeterie de Vaux and Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac), Chateau L'Eveques (in Chateau-l'Eveque) and Chancelade Abbey (in Chancelade). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, contemplate the long history of Le Regourdou, don't miss a visit to Chateau de Hautefort, and savor the flavors at Chateau Belingard.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 5 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Get some historical perspective at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Spacejunk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Etxeko Bob's Beer (in Hasparren), Mauleon-Licharre (Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville, Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain, &more) and Cambo les Bains (Coline de la Bergerie, Chapelle aux Icones., &more). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Banaka, stroll through Parc Ecologique Izadia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Biarritz driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Biarritz, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Place de la Bourse and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Andre Cathedral and Tour Pey-Berland are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich), Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort) and La Force (Maison John et Eugenie Bost & Chateau de La Force). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maison de la Nature, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum Marquèze, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Biarritz to Bordeaux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Utrecht Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.

Flemish Brabant Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Spas & Wellness · Landmarks
The heart of Belgium, the Flemish Brabant province surrounds Brussels, one of Europe's major centers of culture, politics, and commerce. This province forms the core of Belgian beer territory, known around the world for its production of quality brews. Despite its relatively small size, Flemish Brabant boasts the country's highest concentration of breweries, from family-run operations to major international establishments. Leuven, the provincial capital, serves as the beer industry's major hub and contains the longest bar in Europe, composed of a string of centrally located cafes and restaurants. This region contains over 1,800 km (1,100 mi) of marked cycling trails, so you can easily tour Leuven and the rest of the province on a bicycle.

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.3
Churches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Liege Province travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Thermal Spas
Given its small size, the Liege province boasts a considerable choice of tourist attractions, including historical towns, well-developed ski areas, golf courses, sprawling parks, and outstanding museums. Known to many as "Little Switzerland," the compact province also features over 5,000 km (3,100 mi) of marked hiking trails. The city of Liege--the capital and biggest urban center of the province--serves as a convenient starting point for sightseeing tours of the countryside. Enrich your vacation by visiting the region's World War II memorials, which mark the battlegrounds where thousands of American soldiers fought during the Battle of the Bulge.

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.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles