59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Lille, France
— 5 nights
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Amiens, France
— 5 nights
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Perros-Guirec, France
— 6 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. You'll explore and learn at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum Mayer van den Bergh. Venture out of the city with trips to Provincial Domain Bulskampveld (in Beernem), Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Korenmarkt, &more) and De Fonteintjes (in Bruges). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary maker site.

Bern, Switzerland to Antwerp is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 5 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and Vianden Castle. Popular historic sites such as Le Chemin de la Corniche and Museum Drai Eechelen are in your itinerary. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum (in Perle). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and contemplate the long history of MNHM National Museum of Military History.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 8 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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online holiday builder.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lille, France

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Centre Historique Mnier capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Point-du-Jour-Cemetery and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Bray-Dunes (Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand & Dune du Perroquet), Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke) and Reserve Naturelle Du Platier D'Oye (in Oye-Plage). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, identify plant and animal life at Aqua Terra, stroll the grounds of Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and learn about all things military at La Coupole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lille attractions app.

Getting from Brussels to Lille by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amiens.

Things to do in Lille

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amiens, France

— 5 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Maison de Jules Verne and Chateau de Chantilly will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Etaples Military Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of St-Leu, identify plant and animal life at Rando-Nature en Somme, learn more about the world around you at Maison de la Baie de Somme, and steep yourself in history at Le Cachot.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amiens vacation maker tool.

You can take a train from Lille to Amiens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Perros-Guirec.

Things to do in Amiens

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Perros-Guirec, France

— 6 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Eglise Saint-Etienne de Plouezoc'h are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ploumanac'h LIghthouse and Pointe Saint-Mathieu for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perros-Guirec: Reserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (in Hillion), Saint Corentin Cathedral (in Quimper) and Le Botrai (in Saint-Trimoel). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, take in the dramatic natural features at Cote de Granit Rose, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memoires 39-45, and hike along Falaises de Tredrez.

Before you visit Perros-Guirec, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Perros-Guirec takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. September in Perros-Guirec sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Perros-Guirec

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 5 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.
Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Andre Cathedral and Chateau Belingard. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Chateau L'Eveques (in Chateau-l'Eveque), Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St-Pierre et St-Paul, make a trip to Lascaux Caves 4, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bordeaux trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Perros-Guirec to Bordeaux takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Perros-Guirec, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Biarritz, France

— 5 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc.. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Banaka. Get out of town with these interesting Biarritz side-trips: Eglise Saint-Cyprien (in Mendionde), Hendaye (Corniche Basque & Plage d'Hendaye) and Coline de la Bergerie (in Cambo les Bains). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Site d'Arjuzanx, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin..

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Biarritz online route planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Biarritz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 6 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.
Museo Egizio and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Museo degli Acciugai (in Celle di Macra), Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime (in Valdieri) and Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici (in Bernezzo). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, identify plant and animal life at Riserva naturale speciale della Val Sarmassa, walk around Parco Naturale Orsiera Rocciavre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario del Valinotto.

Start your trip to Turin by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Biarritz to Turin by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Biarritz in October, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Wakefield.

Things to do in Turin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wakefield, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 77,512 at the 2011 census.Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers... On the 23rd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at National Coal Mining Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wonkey Donkey Visitors Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptilia Reptile Rescue. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Brockadale Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wakefield travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Wakefield takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Turin to Wakefield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Turin in October, Wakefield is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Wakefield

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Leeds, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Get some cultural insight at Durham Cathedral and York City Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: Walworth Birds of Prey (in Walworth), York (York Minster & York Shambles) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Beacon Alpacas, examine the collection at Royal Armouries Museum, contemplate the long history of The Navvies Memorial, and make a trip to Police Box Wetherby.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Leeds visit planner.

Leeds is very close to Wakefield. In October, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Hauts-de-France travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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Brittany travel guide

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Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Piedmont travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

West Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Parks
Once the heart of the country’s textile industry, West Yorkshire is now home to thriving cities recognized as major regional financial centers. The county’s biggest and most dominant urban center is Leeds, a city of explosive energy and winner of a string of tourism awards. While Leeds offers a multitude of things to do, including outstanding nightlife, shopping, and dining choices, the city of Bradford is often used as a convenient base for sightseeing in the so-called "Bronte Country," an area of bleak moors and deep valleys vividly described in the works of the famous Bronte sisters. Both of these big cities have reinvented themselves in recent years, replacing the crumbling mills of the Industrial Revolution with outstanding new museums, restaurants, and bars that can easily fill a variety of itineraries.