57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Aero, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Beaune, France
— 6 nights
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Mulhouse, France
— 5 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
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Nancy, France
— 5 nights
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Reims, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 15 nights
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Aero, Denmark

— 5 nights
Most visitors remember their trip to Aero by a unique blend of scenery, culture, history, and food.
Appreciate the collections at Hammerichs Hus and Galleri Rita Lund Malerier. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marstal Kirke and Marstal Sofartsmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Aero: Faaborg (Faaborg Miniby Vaerksted Og Udstilling, Svanninge Bjerge, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Nightwatch of Aeroeskoebing, make a trip to Badehusene pa Vesterstrand, wander the streets of AEroskobing Torv, and see the interesting displays at Flaske Peters Samling.

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Berlin, Germany to Aero is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Aero

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll explore and learn at Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church. Change things up with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, and take a stroll through Alpiglen.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Aero to Grindelwald in 14 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 6 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit French Church and Mosesbrunnen for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Klingendes Museum and Schweizerisches . Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls, Alpbachschlucht, &more), Interlaken (Swiss Chocolate Chalet, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Lenk im Simmental (Simmenfalle, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, get a taste of the local shopping with SOON Galerie, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St Peter & Paul, and visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Beaune.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Beaune, France

— 6 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Musee Magnin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Ancy-le Franc and Chablis Vititours. Get out of town with these interesting Beaune side-trips: Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois (in Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois), Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Chateau of Bussy-Rabutin (in Bussy-le-Grand). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at La tourbiere de Prenovel, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, admire the sheer force of Reculee et Cascade de La Frasnee, and admire the majestic nature at Reserve Naturelle des Tourbieres.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Beaune takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Beaune, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mulhouse.

Things to do in Beaune

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Mulhouse, France

— 5 nights
An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Memorial Maginot de Haute-Alsace and Chapelle de la Croix du Burn. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cite de l'Automobile and Le Musee du Vigneron. Venture out of the city with trips to Petite Camargue Alsacienne (in Saint Louis), Maison de la Nature du Sundgau (in Altenach) and Castle Landskron (in Leymen). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fermes-musee du Pays Horloger, learn about all things military at L'Abri-Memoire, look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Vie d'Antan.

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You can drive from Beaune to Mulhouse in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mulhouse

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Appreciate the collections at Fort De Schoenenbourg and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Chateau du Scheoneck. Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Chapelle Sainte-Marguerite (in Epfig), La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim) and St. Peter and St. Paul's Church (in Wissembourg). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale, wander the streets of La Petite France, and see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Nancy, France

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gros Ouvrage Maginot du Hackenberg and Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and Musee de la Broderie, de la Metallurgie et du Patrimoine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nancy: Eglise Saint Martin de Sillegny (in Sillegny), Group Fortifications of Aisne (in Verny) and Grand, la Gallo-Romaine (in Grand). There's much more to do: make a trip to Place Stanislas, steep yourself in history at Auditoire de Justice de Joinville, identify plant and animal life at Carriere du Barrois, and admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Saint-Vincent.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Nancy day trip planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Nancy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Nancy sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Nancy

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 5 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and La Tranchee de Chattancourt. Let the collections at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Meuse-Argonne 1918 capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Ravin du Genie (in Lachalade), Romagne-sous-Montfaucon (Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial & Saint Mihiel American Cemetery) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Budding, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Russe de Saint-Hilaire-Le-Grand, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Didier d'Asfeld, and admire the striking features of Palais du Tau.

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You can drive from Nancy to Reims in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Reims sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 15 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.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Madurodam), Old Church (in Delft) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Hofje van Bakenes, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, walk around Vondelpark, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Funen and Islands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Zoos
Garden of Denmark
Funen and Islands, characterized by orchards, rolling hills, and quaint, thatched farmhouses, serves as the country's second-largest island and a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Separated from the surrounding 90 islands by numerous bays and inlets, much of the region's charm comes from the bridges, ferries, boats, and kayaks that are used to travel between the islands. Birthplace of the legendary fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen, the region features a museum dedicated to his life and work nestled alongside beautiful historic manor houses and castles. You'll also find roads featuring charming pedestrian crossing lights inspired by the Andersen's stories here. Be sure to explore the nation's only Viking ship grave to learn more about the area's rich history, and take advantage of the shopping and nightlife on the islands.

Canton of Bern travel guide

4.4
Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Wineries & Vineyards

Grand Est travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums