56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tongeren, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Vannes, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
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Tongeren, Belgium

Tongeren ©
Tongeren is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, in the southeastern corner of the Flemish region of Belgium. You'll explore and learn at Fort Eben-Emael and Gallo-Romeins Museum. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Basilica Tongeren will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tongeren: TODI - The Ultimate Diving Experience (in Beringen), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and De Teut (in Zonhoven). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Teseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Reading Between the Lines Church, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof van Tongeren.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tongeren road trip planning site.

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain to Tongeren is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in March, things will get little chillier in Tongeren: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.

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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

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Fort Eben-Emael ©
Fort Eben-Emael
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Grote Netewoud - Meerhout ©
Grote Netewoud - Meerhout

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Belfry of Bruges, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tongeren to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Tongeren, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durham.

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Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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Durham, United Kingdom

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Durham Cathedral and Durham Heritage Coast. Museum-lovers will appreciate DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery and Oriental Museum. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on North Star Alpacas, make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, explore the wide array of goods at Durham Market Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Durham trip website.

You can fly from Brussels to Durham in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Brussels to Durham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. March in Durham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, examine the collection at The Musical Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Durham to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

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Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee des Arts et Metiers. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vannes.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Vannes, France

Vannes ©

Gateway to the Gulf

Founded over 2,000 years ago, Vannes is a vacation harbor town with beaches, shopping, museums, and gardens, as well as interesting medieval city gates and timber-framed houses scattered throughout its Old Town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Place Henri IV, make a trip to Centre Historique de Vannes, then savor the flavors at Vero - Cremes & Fromages, then see the interesting displays at Sous-Marin Flore, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Bateaux de KERHERVY. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Remparts and then contemplate the long history of Old City Walls of Vannes.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vannes online visit planner.

Getting from Paris to Vannes by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Vannes are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vannes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Sous-Marin Flore ©
Sous-Marin Flore
Vero - Cremes & Fromages ©
Vero - Cremes & Fromages
Jardin des Remparts ©
Jardin des Remparts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vannes to Rome. Traveling from Vannes in March, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and stop by M.G. Design.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence trip tool.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

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Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Staatsgalerie. Appreciate the collections at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart and Porsche Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm), Dilsberg Castle Fortress (in Neckargemund) and Heidelberg (Tinnunculus, Schloss Heidelberg, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, steep yourself in history at Palace Square, and take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart online tour planner.

Getting from Florence to Stuttgart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in April, things will get little chillier in Stuttgart: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie are in your itinerary. Step out of Berlin to go to Dresden and see Bruehlsche Terrasse, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Stuttgart to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Berlin

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The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

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Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
State Tretyakov Gallery and New Tretyakov Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the galleries of Moscow Kremlin, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Moscow trip builder.

Getting from Berlin to Moscow by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Moscow is 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Moscow

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State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museu Picasso and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares). Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc de Montjuic, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and visit Las Ramblas.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planner.

Fly from Moscow to Barcelona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Moscow in April; daily highs in Barcelona reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and browse the exhibits of Museo Cerralbo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao ©

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Santa Maria and Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parte Vieja and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Explore Bilbao's surroundings by going to San Sebastian - Donostia (La Concha Beach & Plaza de la Constitucion) and Anillo Verde (in Vitoria-Gasteiz). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, explore the galleries of Azkuna Zentroa, and take a stroll through Casco Viejo.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bilbao online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Casco Viejo ©
Casco Viejo
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao ©
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

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