55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lier, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
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Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lindholm Hoeje Museum, take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus.

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

Copenhagen to Aalborg is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke, see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, and then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, examine the collection at Kyst- og Fjordcentret, and then step into the grandiose world of Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aarhus trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Aalborg to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Graslei and Korenlei and Ghent City Center. Visit Cathedral of Our Lady and Grote Markt for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, &more) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum & Design Museum Gent). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

Getting from Aarhus to Antwerp by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Aarhus in June: highs in Antwerp hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lier.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Lier, Belgium

— 2 nights
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, examine the collection at Mining Museum Beringen, and then get outside with Lommelse Sahara. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lier Historical Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, then examine the collection at Zimmer Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Lier trip planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Lier in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

Mechelen, Belgium

— 3 nights
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel, then examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Provinciaal Groendomein Vrijbroekpark, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, then see the interesting displays at M - Museum Leuven, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, and finally make a trip to Dijlepad.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mechelen tour itinerary builder tool.

Mechelen is just a short distance from Lier. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges & Church of Our Lady Bruges) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels route maker tool.

Getting from Mechelen to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Florence (Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online trip maker.

You can take a train from Rome to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 27:

Milan, Italy

— 4 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.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, and see some colorful creatures with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday builder site.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — Jul 1:

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino), Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, and make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Turin travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in July, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and The Cathedral of Bern. Let the collections at Gruyeres Castle and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, pause for some photo ops at Mosesbrunnen, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Turin to Bern takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Turin in July since evenings lows in Bern dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Hofkirche. Landesmuseum and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Heidelberg and Landesmuseum Wurttemberg. Mercedes-Benz Museum and Alte Universitaet will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm) and Tinnunculus (in Heidelberg). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Porsche Museum, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, admire the striking features of Staatsgalerie, and take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Stuttgart trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Fortress Marienberg and BMW Welt will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Town Walls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg) and Munich (Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, St. Peter's Church, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, steep yourself in history at Albrecht Durer's House, and admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nuremberg driving holiday planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Gelsenkirchen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at German Mining Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrei St. Lamberti, then take an in-depth tour of LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony-Hut, and finally steep yourself in history at Burg Vondern.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Gelsenkirchen day trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Gelsenkirchen by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gelsenkirchen

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Kastellet. National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Birkerod to see Fuglereservat Vaserne about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gelsenkirchen to Copenhagen. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25: