58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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58 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cologne, Germany
Drive:  3​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Hendaye, France
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
7
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
8
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Cologne, Germany

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges route planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Bruges is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 historical perspective at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Chocolate Nation (in Antwerp) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Roche-aux-Faucons, Chocolate Nation
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Appreciate the collections at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and V1 Site at Val Ygot. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Eglise Saint Martin de Cany (in Cany-Barville), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Les Cressonnieres (in Veules-les-Roses). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Chemin des Sources Bleues, identify plant and animal life at Naturospace, delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, and see the interesting displays at Musee De La Verrerie.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rouen vacation builder website .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Rouen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Martainville-Epreville, Naturospace, V1 Site at Val Ygot, Eglise Saint Martin de Cany, Manoir de l'Aumonerie, dit Ferme des Templiers
Highlights from your plan
Caresse de Tigre ©
Caresse de Tigre
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

5
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Maison natale Jean-Francois Millet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and American Cemetery & Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Les parcs a huitres (in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue) and les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dunes d'Hattainville, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de Quineville, explore the different monuments and memorials at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, and delve into the lush surroundings at Les Goges de Villiers.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bayeux vacation planner .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hendaye.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Havre de Portbail, Mont Saint-Michel, Cap Levi, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cimetières Militaires
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

4
nights
Hendaye, France

Hendaye ©
Hendaye is a commune in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The town, France's most southwesterly and a popular seaside tourist resort, stands on the right bank of the River Bidassoa – which marks the Franco-Spanish border – at the point where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean in the French Basque Country.Hendaye has three distinguishable parts: la ville, which stretches from Saint Vincent's church to the area around the SNCF railway station and the industrial zone; la plage, the seaside quarter; and les hauteurs, the villas and camping sites on the hills between and behind the other two areas.HistoryHendaye acquired its independence from the Urrugne parish in 1598, when Saint Vincent's church was built. Museum-lovers will appreciate Espace Chemins Bideak and Banaka. Visit Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and La rue Port Neuf for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Cyprien (in Mendionde), Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia (in Arcangues) and Coline de la Bergerie (in Cambo les Bains). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Corniche Basque, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Baie de Txigundi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hendaye journey planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Hendaye by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in March; daily highs in Hendaye reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Hendaye

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mauleon-Licharre, Cambo les Bains, Chateau d'Olce, Site d'Arjuzanx., Eglise Saint-Cyprien
Highlights from your plan
Coline de la Bergerie ©
Coline de la Bergerie
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc. ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc.

5
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Eglise Sainte-Marthe de Tarascon are in your itinerary. Carrieres des Lumieres and Hotel d'Agar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Le Carbet Amazonien (in Velleron), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Les Gorges de Regalon, immerse yourself in nature at Parc Naturel Regional des Alpilles, see the interesting displays at Atelier et Musee du Santon, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Camargue.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Avignon tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Hendaye to Avignon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Avignon when traveling from Hendaye in March, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tarascon, Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, The Camargue, Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, Le Carbet Amazonien
Highlights from your plan
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue ©
Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Popular historic sites such as Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint Louis are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat), La Route du Sel (in Hyeres) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Le Lavandou). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, hike along Sentier du Littoral, and take in the exciting artwork at Inna Khimich Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille route tool .

Traveling by train from Avignon to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hyeres, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Vallon Sourn, Sentier du Littoral, Terre d'Avenir
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier Du Lezard ©
Le Sentier Du Lezard
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visit Vieille Ville and Our Lady of Peace Abbey for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup) and Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frejus, La Recreation Champetre, Our Lady of Peace Abbey, Arboretum du Mont-Gros, Le Barrage de la Verne
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Rietberg and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kunstmuseum Appenzell (in Appenzell), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Zurich is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lucerne, Heimwehfluh, Landsgemeindeplatz, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Grabrodretorv. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosenborg Castle and Stroeget. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Kalvebod Fælled, and examine the collection at Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Copenhagen planner .

Getting from Zurich to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in April, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eskebjerg Vesterlyng, Fuglereservat Vaserne
Highlights from your plan
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

5
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kyst- og Fjordcentret and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Old Town in Aarhus and Todbjerg Kirke will appeal to history buffs. When in Aarhus, make a side trip to see Egeskov Castle in Odense, approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, get curious at Moesgaard Museum, and examine the collection at Den Gamle By.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip planner.

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Aarhus, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Egeskov Castle, Kyst- og Fjordcentret
Highlights from your plan
Old Town in Aarhus ©
Old Town in Aarhus
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum

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