59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Rouen, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Step off the beaten path and head to Kunstmuseum Den Haag and Micropia. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get curious at Body Worlds, and see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip site.

Milan, Italy to Amsterdam is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

5
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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Let the collections at Gravensteen and In Flanders Fields Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Western Cemetery, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
You'll explore and learn at René Magritte Museum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Atomium. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark, Antwerpen-Centraal, &more) and Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

7
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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chartres Cathedral and Chateau de Chambord. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Reims (Wine Tours & Tastings & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

5
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Rouen, France

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Catherine's Catholic Church and Parc du Marquenterre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee De La Verrerie. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Chapelle de Barville (in Cany-Barville), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Martainville, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and look for all kinds of wild species at L'Arche Feline.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rouen sightseeing planner.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Rouen are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

7
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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pointe du Grouin and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Moulin de Marie Ravenel capture your imagination. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (La Chapelle des Marins & Les parcs a huitres), les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Cap Levi (in Fermanville). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, admire the striking features of Mont Saint-Michel, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Get some cultural insight at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Queste. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Barrage de la Verne and La Route du Sel. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), Musee Du Patrimoine (in Grimaud) and Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vallon Sourn, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Caume, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bayeux to Hyeres in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in April: high temperatures in Hyeres hover around 21°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

6
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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Popular historic sites such as Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde are in your itinerary. Musee Departemental Arles Antique and Cours Mirabeau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard, examine the collection at Musee Granet, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence route planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Aix-en-Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

7
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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and Ruines de Rocca Sparviera. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup), Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and La Collegiale Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the masterpieces at La Maison du Portal, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Nice journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

6
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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Chateau de Chillon and Basel Minster will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gruyeres Castle and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Venture out of the city with trips to Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, identify plant and animal life at Fondation Pour le Cheval, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and enjoy some diversion at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bern sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bern takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, expect Bern to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 3°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.