59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip builder

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly to Dusseldorf, Train to Frankfurt
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dresden, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Van Buuren Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Ancien Canal du Centre (in La Louviere), The Strepy-Thieu Funicular Lift (in Le Roeulx) and Antwerp (Museum Mayer van den Bergh, Beguinage, &more). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, take in the pleasant sights at Beeldverhaalroute / Parcours BD, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours, and stroll around Rouge Cloitre Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels route builder site.

Montreal, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Brussels is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montreal in May, with highs in Brussels at 62°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaatsheuvel.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Kaatsheuvel is a village in the Dutch province of North Brabant, situated along highways N261 and N628. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee and Park Tivoli Berg en Dal. Explore Kaatsheuvel's surroundings by going to Natuurgebied De Moerputten (in Den Bosch), Kasteel Doornenburg (in Doornenburg) and Cenakel kerk (in Heilig Landstichting). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Noordhavenpoort, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Gertrudiskerk, and steep yourself in history at Rijksmonument Latijnse School Nijmegen uit 1544.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaatsheuvel online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Kaatsheuvel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kaatsheuvel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Kaatsheuvel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Nicholas Basilica and Het Strand Van Noordwijk Aan Zeedd. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: De Zoeker Molen (in Zaandam) and Botanic Gardens (in Utrecht). And it doesn't end there: stop by Henri Willig Cheese Farm Store - Amsterdams Kaashuis, stop by De Hallen Amsterdam, contemplate the long history of Montelbaanstoren, and get engrossed in the history at Hollandsche Schouwburg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip tool.

You can drive from Kaatsheuvel to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfurt, Germany

— 4 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to River Main and Geldmuseum. Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Wetzlar (Wetzlar Cathedral & Historische Altstadt Wetzlar), Weilburg Castle (in Weilburg) and Wurzburg (Der Hofgarten & Schloss Veitshöchheim). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauen, Frankfurt, admire the majestic nature at Gruneburgpark, stroll around Bethmann Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Frankfurt trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankfurt: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dresden.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Dresden, Germany

— 4 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dresden Botanical Gardens and Armoury / Rustkammer. Get out of town with these interesting Dresden side-trips: Meissen (Church of Our Lady, Meißen & Historische Altstadt), Schwedenlocher (in Hohnstein) and Kuhstall (in Bad Schandau). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, ponder the design of Brunnen Neustadter Markt Ost, brush up on your military savvy at Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer, and take some stellar pictures from Winzer Lutz Muller.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dresden visit planner.

Getting from Frankfurt to Dresden by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Dresden sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mauerpark and Hackescher Markt. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Wittenberg (Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus, Stadtkirche, &more) and Neuer Garten (in Potsdam). There's much more to do: visit Kreuzberg, wander the streets of Savignyplatz, explore the world behind art at Sammlung Boros, and make a trip to Pfaueninsel.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin road trip planning website.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 4 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kanonicza and Lord's Transfiguration Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Krakow: Radiostacja Gliwice (in Gliwice), Ogrody Kapias (in Goczalkowice-Zdroj) and Jezioro Paprocanskie (in Tychy). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist Church, admire the natural beauty at The Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University, don't miss a visit to JCC Krakow, and hike along Royal Way (Droga Krolewska).

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Krakow itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Krakow, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Krakow

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

— 4 nights
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church of St. Vitus and Black tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesky Krumlov: Holasovice (in Ceske Budejovice), Trebon Castle Park (in Trebon) and Schwarzenberska Hrobka (in Domanin). There's much more to do: stroll around The Castle Garden, make a trip to Klet', examine the collection at Moldavite Museum - Muzeum vltavinu, and contemplate the long history of Minorite Monastery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesky Krumlov trip maker site.

You can drive from Krakow to Cesky Krumlov in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Vienna, Austria

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wachau Valley and Stift Durnstein. Change things up with these side-trips from Vienna: Piaristenkirche (in Krems an der Donau), Burg Liechtenstein (in Maria Enzersdorf) and Burgruine Duernstein (in Durnstein). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, admire the masterpieces at MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art, stroll around Doblhoff Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Augustinerkirche.

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Traveling by car from Cesky Krumlov to Vienna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Godollo, join the crowd at Hungaroring, then walk around II. Janos Pal papa Square, and finally make a trip to Fountain of King Matthias.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest tour planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Budapest

Spas · Historic Sites · Baths · Parks

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Explore hidden gems such as Mala Osojnica and Town Hall. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Radovljica to see Old Town Centre of Radovljica about 44 minutes away. Dedicate the 5th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Cobblers' Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and engage your brain at House of Experiments - Hisa eksperimentov.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana holiday planner.

Getting from Budapest to Ljubljana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Ponte della Paglia. Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Caorle (Duomo Santo Stefano, Scogliera Viva, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Giudecca, stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Greci, and admire the landmark architecture of Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice route planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 87°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Museums

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Casa Maledetta and Abbazia di San Pietro al Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello) and Air Emotions (in Bergamo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio, admire the striking features of Ospedale Maggiore Ca' Granda Universita Statale, examine the collection at Armani Silos, and get outside with Piscina Cozzi.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milan holiday tool.

Drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jesuitenkirche and Hofkirche. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Kornmarkt, take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), and explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in July: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 1st Arrondissement and Luxembourg Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Grandes Cascades du Mont Dore in Le Mont-Dore (about 4h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Pont-Neuf, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise St-Germain l'Auxerrois, don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chambéry Cathedral and Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. Explore Lyon's surroundings by going to Aix-les-Bains (Parasailing & Paragliding & Adrenaline & Extreme Tours) and Les Grottes de La Balme (in La Balme-les-Grottes). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Hotel Dieu, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bogatell Beach, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port Vell.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online holiday planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Barcelona. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches