55 days in Western Europe Itinerary

55 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
— 3 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hyeres, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Basilica di San Marco and Museo di Castelvecchio will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Santa Giustina, Padua Botanical Garden, &more), ATN Laguna Sud (in Lova) and Verona (Arena di Verona & Piazza delle Erbe). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

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Leipzig, Germany to Venice is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Leipzig in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and M.G. Design. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Siena, Italy

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Appreciate the collections at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Visit Duomo di Siena and Battistero di San Giovanni for their historical value. There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francesco.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Siena takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Siena sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Assisi.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Assisi, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and San Damiano. Museum-lovers will get to explore Studio Moretti Caselli and Museo della Porziuncola. Step out of Assisi with an excursion to Wild Foods Italy in Montefalco--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Rufino, do a tasting at Tili Vini Societa Agricola, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di Santa Chiara.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Assisi travel route builder site.

You can drive from Siena to Assisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Assisi, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rome.

Things to do in Assisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

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.
Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Pantheon. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Assisi to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:

Ravello, Italy

— 2 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, pause for some serene contemplation at Convento Frati Minori Conventuali S.Francesco, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister del Paradiso, and finally identify plant and animal life at Valle delle Ferriere.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello trip app.

Getting from Rome to Ravello by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Ravello are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Naples, Italy

— 4 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some historical perspective at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Basilica di Sant'Antonino. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Odeon - Teatro Piccolo and Terme del Foro. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento) and Temple of Apollo (in Pompeii). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Gennaro, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, and explore the world behind art at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Naples itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Nice, France

— 5 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Picasso. Vieille Ville and Villa Eilenroc will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Le Suquet (in Cannes), Les Jardins du MIP (in Mouans-Sartoux) and Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Naples to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Naples in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Hyeres, France

— 3 nights
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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez. Visit Eglise Anglicane and Chateau de Grimaud for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Hyeres side-trips: Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Les Vieux Salins d'Hyeres, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hyeres day trip site.

Getting from Nice to Hyeres by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Hyeres when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Hyeres to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Hyeres - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Let the collections at Airborne Museum and Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain in Angoville-Au-Plain (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Musee du debarquement, stroll through Omaha Beach, and contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux online trip builder.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Bayeux at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

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.
Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Historic Centre of Brugge. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Graslei and Korenlei). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Bruges by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Rubens House (Rubenshuis) in Antwerp, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels road trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Grote Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
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.

Belgium travel guide

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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.

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.