57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Amersfoort
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bonn, Germany
— 2 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Versailles, France
— 6 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 5 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Kootwijkerzand, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Settels-Roofvogels. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Amersfoort Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Kamperbinnenpoort, then steep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, and finally steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Amersfoort is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amersfoort

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:

Utrecht, The Netherlands

— 1 night

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, then view the masterpieces at Fotodok, then see the interesting displays at Kasteel de Haar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Utrecht travel planner.

Utrecht is very close to Amersfoort. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 6 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.
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Plantin-Moretus and Museum Mayer van den Bergh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis (in Lier) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, examine the collection at Rockoxhuis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:

Leuven, Belgium

— 1 night
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Groot Begijnhof, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Leuven vacation planning app.

You can drive from Antwerp to Leuven in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Leuven are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

Dusseldorf, Germany

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Popular historic sites such as X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld and Nikolaus Kloster are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall and Ludgerusdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Teverener Heide (in Geilenkirchen), Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen) and Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum (in Linnich). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Emsdettener Venn.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dusseldorf online visit planner.

Getting from Leuven to Dusseldorf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cologne.

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:

Cologne, Germany

— 4 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Visit Cologne Cathedral and SinnesWald for their historical value. Museum Ludwig and Domschatzkammer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Cologne: Wildpark Warstein (in Warstein), Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen) and Sengbachtalsperre (in Solingen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildpark, examine the collection at Villa Trips - Museum fuer Rennsportgeschite, admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, and take in the waterfront at Frankenwerft.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne driving holiday planner.

Getting from Dusseldorf to Cologne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bonn.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Bonn, Germany

— 2 nights

Little Big Town

The birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn is one of the country's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Schumannhaus, take an in-depth tour of Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, then identify plant and animal life at Wahner Heide, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterruine Heisterbach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bonn trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Bonn takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. In September, daytime highs in Bonn are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bonn

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

Liege, Belgium

— 5 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Musee du silex are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tresor de Liege and Fort de Lantin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach), Domaine de Berinzenne (in Spa) and High Fens (in Eupen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, stroll through Le Ninglinspo, take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne, and stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Liege using our trip planner.

You can drive from Bonn to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Liege

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Paris, France

— 8 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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stop by Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Liege to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:

Versailles, France

— 6 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. Visit Grand Canal and Le Petit Trianon for their historical value. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, relax in the rural setting at Hameau de la Reine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, and contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Versailles trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Versailles, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:

Marne-la-Vallee, France

— 3 nights
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and musee aeronautique et spatial SAFRAN. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eglise Saint Pierre and Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude. When in Marne-la-Vallee, make a side trip to see Parc Naturel du Patis in Meaux, approximately Meaux away. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris and find something for the whole family at Walt Disney Studios Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marne-la-Vallee tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Versailles to Marne-la-Vallee in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

— 5 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Museum-lovers will appreciate Papeterie de Vaux and Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarlat-la-Caneda: Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac), Chateau L'Eveques (in Chateau-l'Eveque) and Chancelade Abbey (in Chancelade). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Le Regourdou, make a trip to Le Chateau de Belves, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Planbuisson.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Marne-la-Vallee to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in October since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:

Biarritz, France

— 5 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Get some historical perspective at Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Cambo les Bains (Coline de la Bergerie, Chapelle aux Icones., &more), Mauleon-Licharre (Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville & Château de Mauléon) and Etxeko Bob's Beer (in Hasparren). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Banaka, stroll through Parc Ecologique Izadia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Biarritz driving holiday planner.

Drive from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Biarritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Biarritz, with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Biarritz

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:

Bordeaux, France

— 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Place de la Bourse and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as St. Andre Cathedral and Tour Pey-Berland are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort), La Force (Maison John et Eugenie Bost & Chateau de La Force) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maison de la Nature, see the interesting displays at Ecomuseum Marquèze, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Biarritz to Bordeaux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Utrecht Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Churches
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.

Flemish Brabant Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Spas & Wellness · Landmarks
The heart of Belgium, the Flemish Brabant province surrounds Brussels, one of Europe's major centers of culture, politics, and commerce. This province forms the core of Belgian beer territory, known around the world for its production of quality brews. Despite its relatively small size, Flemish Brabant boasts the country's highest concentration of breweries, from family-run operations to major international establishments. Leuven, the provincial capital, serves as the beer industry's major hub and contains the longest bar in Europe, composed of a string of centrally located cafes and restaurants. This region contains over 1,800 km (1,100 mi) of marked cycling trails, so you can easily tour Leuven and the rest of the province on a bicycle.

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Liege Province travel guide

3.7
Landmarks · Architectural Buildings · Thermal Spas
Given its small size, the Liege province boasts a considerable choice of tourist attractions, including historical towns, well-developed ski areas, golf courses, sprawling parks, and outstanding museums. Known to many as "Little Switzerland," the compact province also features over 5,000 km (3,100 mi) of marked hiking trails. The city of Liege--the capital and biggest urban center of the province--serves as a convenient starting point for sightseeing tours of the countryside. Enrich your vacation by visiting the region's World War II memorials, which mark the battlegrounds where thousands of American soldiers fought during the Battle of the Bulge.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Theme Parks · Castles