57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Antibes, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
14
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
15
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce are in your itinerary. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Fiesole Cathedral Cattedrale di San Romolo - Fiesole (in Fiesole) and Florence (Campanile di Giotto, Piazza del Duomo, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, examine the collection at La Macchina del Tempo, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip website.

Leipzig, Germany to Bologna is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, Bologna is a bit warmer than Leipzig - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Cappella Sansevero and Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma. Visit Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Villa Cimbrone Gardens), Cloister del Paradiso (in Amalfi) and Reggia di Caserta (in Caserta). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, explore the historical opulence of Castel Nuovo - Maschio Angioino, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Naples trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 11:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Pantheon for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Campo Imperatore (in Assergi), Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este) and Oasi Di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel app.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:

Antibes, France

— 5 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
Get some historical perspective at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and Fort Carre. Get some cultural insight at Musee Picasso and La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antibes: Fondation Maeght (in St-Paul-de-Vence), Vence (Chapelle du Rosaire, Azur Wine Tours, &more) and Tourrettes-sur-Loup (in Tourrettes-sur-Loup). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, admire the masterpieces at Musee National Fernand-Leger, view the masterpieces at Galerie du Faune, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Antibes travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Antibes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 21:

Cannes, France

— 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Castre and Musee Renoir. Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cannes: Musee des Troupes de Marine (in Frejus), Grasse (Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence, Musee Fragonard, &more) and TakSea (in Saint-Raphael). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lérins Islands, head off the coast to Île Sainte-Marguerite, pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance, and make a trip to Galerie1414.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cannes holiday planner.

Cannes is very close to Antibes. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antibes in August since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 27:

Marseille, France

— 7 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Granet. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Dune La Londe, contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site of Olbia - Town of Hyères, take a stroll through The Panier, and examine the collection at Paul Cezanne’s Studio.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille online tour planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 3:

Turin, Italy

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Egizio and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. Get some historical perspective at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi and Reggia di Venaria Reale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, and take in the exciting artwork at Adplog.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin trip builder.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Turin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Marseille, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Milan, Italy

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Casa di Giulietta and Pinacoteca di Brera capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Milan trip site.

Getting from Turin to Milan by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Liege.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:

Liege, Belgium

— 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Forestia, explore the world behind art at La Boverie, then take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Romeins Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Liege trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Liege takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Liege to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lier.

Things to do in Liege

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Lier, Belgium

— 1 night
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Kazerne Dossin, then make a trip to Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lier trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Liege to Lier takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 day
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, pause for some serene contemplation at Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel), then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp day trip site.

Getting from Lier to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 15th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, shop like a local with Vieux-Lille, then steep yourself in history at Old Stock Exchange, then admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee La Piscine.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lille travel route app.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Lille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lille, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Popular historic sites such as Gravensteen and Ghent City Center are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, and admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lille to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Nieuwe Kerk. Your inner history buff will appreciate Madurodam and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. When in Rotterdam, make a side trip to see Landtong Rozenburg in Rozenburg, approximately Rozenburg away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, browse the different shops at Markthal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ijmuiden.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 24:

Ijmuiden, The Netherlands

— 1 night
IJmuiden is a port city in the Dutch province of North Holland and is the main town in the municipality of Velsen. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): experience rural life at Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm, don't miss a visit to Molen De Kat, contemplate the long history of Het Jonge Schaap, then examine the collection at Zaans Museum, then browse the exhibits of Kooijman Souvenirs & Clogs Wooden Shoe Workshop, and finally see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

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

Getting from Rotterdam to Ijmuiden by car takes about an hour. In September in Ijmuiden, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Deventer.

Things to do in Ijmuiden

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Deventer, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lebuinuskerk, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stadhuis van Deventer. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Bergkerk.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Deventer road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ijmuiden to Deventer in 2 hours. In September in Deventer, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deventer

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26: