59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 8 nights
Fly to Lyon, Train to Dijon
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Dijon, France
— 3 nights
Train to Paris CDG, Fly to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Rothenburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 7 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sarlat-la-Caneda: Cite Religieuse (in Rocamadour), Gouffre de Padirac (in Padirac) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud, make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, experience rural life at Les Noyeraies du Landers, and admire the natural beauty at Eyrignac et ses Jardins en Dordogne.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Exeter, UK to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Exeter to Sarlat-la-Caneda. In August, daytime highs in Sarlat-la-Caneda are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Towers of La Rochelle), Chateau de Reignac (in Saint-Loubes) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, get a tailor-made plan with Bergerac Wine Tours, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and get outside with Libr'et'sens.

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

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel) and Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: St Martin Cathedral (in Lucca), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Battistero di San Giovanni, Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

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You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 8 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Nice (La Cave de Stephane, Colline du Chateau overlook, &more), Eglise St Pierre & Paul (in Cagnes-sur-Mer) and Marineland (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Aix-en-Provence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dijon.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dijon, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Explore Dijon's surroundings by going to Parc de l'Auxois (in Arnay-sous-Vitteaux), Abbaye de Fontenay (in Montbard) and Chateau de Sainte Colombe en Auxois (in Sainte-Colombe-en-Auxois). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, don't miss a visit to Place de la Liberation, see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin, and admire the masterpieces at Palace of the Dukes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dijon trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Aix-en-Provence to Dijon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in September, expect Dijon to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 7 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Town Hall (Stadhuis), Saint Paul's Church, &more) and Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, examine the collection at Friet Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Dijon to Bruges takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Medieval Heart of Germany

An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Wurzburg (Museum am Dom, Würzburg Residence, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Altstadt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), and get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rothenburg visit planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Rothenburg in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. September in Rothenburg sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 7 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, get in on the family fun at Prater, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Vienna travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Rothenburg to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Vienna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Utrecht.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Utrecht: Scheveningen (museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach, &more), Delft (Old Church, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, &more) and The Hague (Het Plein, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, and pause for some photo ops at Jan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (Jan de Oude).

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Utrecht online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Utrecht takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips