59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Chemnitz, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Dresden Airport, Fly to Moscow
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Burnley
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Burnley, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Nimes, France
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
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Chemnitz, Germany

— 2 nights
Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Der Sonnenberg and Das Chemnitzer Rathaus. Let the collections at Horch Museum and Schauplatz Eisenbahn capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, examine the collection at Museum Gunzenhauser, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakobikirche.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chemnitz, use our trip itinerary maker.

Leipzig to Chemnitz is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Leipzig in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Chemnitz. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy), Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and Church of the Assumption (in Shchapovo). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Moscow route maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chemnitz to Moscow. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Chemnitz in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Moscow. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Popular historic sites such as Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Altes Land (in Jork), Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven (in Wilhelmshaven) and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Petri Kirche, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wadden Sea, Germany, and stroll around Planten un Blomen.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg travel route builder app.

Fly from Moscow to Hamburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Hamburg. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Burnley.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Burnley, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Lancaster Castle, stroll through Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Skipton Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Clitheroe Castle and Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Pendle Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Burnley trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hamburg to Burnley with the Route module. Traveling from Hamburg to Burnley, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamburg in June: highs in Burnley hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Wolverhampton.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Let the collections at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Royal Air Force Museum Cosford capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Castle and Moseley Old Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Wolverhampton: Steep Hill (in Lincoln), Bedlam Furnaces (in Ironbridge) and Battlefield Falconry Centre (in Shrewsbury). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Banks's Park Brewery, admire the natural beauty at David Austin Roses, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tameside Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wolverhampton trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Burnley to Wolverhampton in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Wolverhampton

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Synagogue of Saint Mary the White. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia), Boca del Asno (in Valsain) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take a tour by water with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, stroll through Penalara Natural Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Madrid visit site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wolverhampton to Madrid. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Wolverhampton, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 6 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Nimes, France

— 5 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais des Papes and La Maison Carree. Get out of town with these interesting Nimes side-trips: Arles (Eglise St-Trophime, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), &more), Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Avignon (Wine Safari, Pont d'Avignon, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, step into the grandiose world of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, and steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nimes trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nimes by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nimes are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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.
Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco will appeal to history buffs. Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Turin, make a side trip to see Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso in Aosta, approximately Aosta away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, explore the world behind art at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin day trip app.

Traveling by car from Nimes to Turin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Nimes, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle for their historical value. Queen Studio Experience and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, contemplate the long history of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bern route planning site.

You can drive from Turin to Bern in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, Bern is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, make a trip to Palais du Tau, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Museum of the Surrender.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Reims journey website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Bern to Reims takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Belfry of Bruges, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Reims to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Reims in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lier.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lier, Belgium

— 1 night
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel, make a trip to Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, and finally see the interesting displays at Zimmer Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lier vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Lier in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lier are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Get some historical perspective at Madurodam and Old Church. The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take in the views from Erasmus Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam visit website.

You can drive from Lier to Rotterdam in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
Visit Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, walk around Vondelpark, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 1 night

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 29th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

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

Getting from Amsterdam to Cologne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites