57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly to Trieste, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Pula, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Novi Sad, Serbia
— 2 nights
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Hahnen Gate, steep yourself in history at Romerturm, see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, and finally steep yourself in history at Die roemische Hafenstrasse in Koeln.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cologne trip planner.

Dusseldorf to Cologne is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. June in Cologne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and De Duif are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Utrecht (Dom Tower & Canals area). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and examine the collection at Micropia.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam planner.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. While traveling from Cologne, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Madurodam and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Get a sense of the local culture at Louwman Museum The Hague and Panorama Mesdag. Step out of The Hague with an excursion to Hoek van Holland beach in Hoek van Holland--about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), examine the collection at Prison Gate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in The Hague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ghent City Center and Grote Markt. Popular historic sites such as Graslei and Korenlei and Cathedral of Our Lady are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Jacob Antwerpen.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from The Hague to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from The Hague in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge) and Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, examine the collection at Autoworld, and admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online route maker.

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Musee Rodin and Musee Marmottan Monet. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Nissim de Camondo. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip builder app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Geneva itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Lyon, France

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Vieux Lyon. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Miniature et Cinema and Théâtre gallo-romain. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (in Dijon) and Cite medievale de Perouges (in Perouges). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale saint Jean-Baptiste, examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Step off the beaten path and head to Lillaz Waterfalls and Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama). Step out of Turin with an excursion to Castello di Fenis in Fenis--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, get engrossed in the history at Armeria Reale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Duomo and Il Cenacolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Castello di Rivalta (in Gazzola) and Cremona (Museo del Violino & Piazza del Comune). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, make a trip to I Navigli, and take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Vintgar Gorge and Parasailing & Paragliding. Predjama Castle and Ljubljana Castle will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Škocjan to see Škocjan Caves about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: visit Ljubljana Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM), snap pictures at Triple Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Plečnik's House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Milan to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ljubljana, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zagreb.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Zagreb, Croatia

— 3 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Mark's Church and Cathedral of the Assumption. Visit Upper Town (Gornji Grad) and Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Recreational Sports Center Jarun, and don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Zagreb travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pula.

Things to do in Zagreb

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Pula, Croatia

— 4 nights
It's the mild climate and calm seas of Pula that draw visitors to the southernmost point of the Istrian peninsula, but the city's ample Roman architecture is a key reason they stay.
Visit Pula Arena and Chapel of St. Mary Formoza for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kamenjak National Park and Church of St Anthony. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Fazana Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Augustus, take in the history at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, and identify plant and animal life at Tito's Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pula trip planner.

You can drive from Zagreb to Pula in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July in Pula, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Pula

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Love Stories Museum capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Lokrum Island and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Seaside Promenade & Cavtat Old Town). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Lovrijenac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sigurata Church and Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medzlis, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Dubrovnik City Walls.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Pula to Dubrovnik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Novi Sad.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Novi Sad, Serbia

— 2 nights

Serbian Athens

The regional and cultural center of northern Serbia, the riverside city of Novi Sad occupies a strategically advantageous position between Belgrade and Budapest.
On the 28th (Fri), examine the collection at The Gallery of Matica srpska and then expand your understanding of the military at Petrovaradin Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saborna crkva-Orthodox Church, contemplate the long history of Vladicanski Dvor - Bishops Palace, and then stroll through Strand.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Novi Sad day trip planning website.

Getting from Dubrovnik to Novi Sad by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in July since evenings lows in Novi Sad dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the shuttle ride to Belgrade.

Things to do in Novi Sad

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Belgrade, Serbia

— 1 night
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a stroll through Skadarlija and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ada Ciganlija and then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Belgrade journey builder website.

Getting from Novi Sad to Belgrade by shuttle takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Belgrade can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites