57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
2
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Leuven, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Bonn, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Liege, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train:  15 min
10
Versailles, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
11
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
12
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
13
Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
14
Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Amersfoort ©
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Kootwijkerzand, thensee the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Amersfoort Zoo, thensteep yourself in history at Kamperbinnenpoort, thensteep yourself in history at Muurhuizen, and finally steep yourself in history at Koppelpoort.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amersfoort trip simple and quick.

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

Side Trips

Kootwijkerzand, Kroller-Muller Museum, Airborne Cemetery
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 2:
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Amersfoort Zoo ©
Amersfoort Zoo
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Kroller-Muller Museum
Airborne Cemetery ©
Airborne Cemetery

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
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, thenview the masterpieces at Fotodok, thensee 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

Kasteel de Haar
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:
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Kasteel de Haar ©
Kasteel de Haar
Canals area ©
Canals area
Fotodok ©
Fotodok

6
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Rubens House (Rubenshuis) 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). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at Rockoxhuis, take a stroll through Zurenborg, and admire the landmark architecture of Carolus Borromeus Church.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Utrecht to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Antwerp sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Leuven.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, Fort Van Duffel
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 9:
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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

1
night
Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
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): admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren, thentake 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

Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, Arboretum Tervuren
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:
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Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Arboretum Tervuren ©
Arboretum Tervuren

4
nights
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf ©
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 LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nikolaus Kloster and Ludgerusdom. Venture out of the city with trips to Deutsches Glasmalerei-Museum (in Linnich), Teverener Heide (in Geilenkirchen) and Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen). 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

Side Trips

LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Nachtigall, Biologische Station Rieselfelder, Bislicher Insel, X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld, Emsdettener Venn
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
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Emsdettener Venn ©
Emsdettener Venn
X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld ©
X-it-ADVENTURES - Escape Room Bielefeld
Nikolaus Kloster ©
Nikolaus Kloster

4
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Visit Cologne Cathedral and Frankenwerft for their historical value. Museum Ludwig and SinnesWald 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: explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, steep yourself in history at Domschatzkammer, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark, and see the interesting displays at Maschinen- und Heimatmuseum Eslohe.

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

Side Trips

SinnesWald, Wildpark Warstein, Maschinen- und Heimatmuseum Eslohe, Villa Trips - Museum fuer Rennsportgeschite, Aachen Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Bonn, Germany

Bonn
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, thenidentify 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 take a bus. 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

Side Trips

Klosterruine Heisterbach, Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark, Wahner Heide, Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark
Greifvogelstation & Wildfreigehege Hellenthal ©

5
nights
Liege, Belgium

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

Things to do in Liege

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eben-Emael, Maison de l'eau, Domaine de Palogne, Ardennes American Cemetery, Le Ninglinspo
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
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High Fens ©
High Fens
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Fort Eben-Emael ©
Fort Eben-Emael

8
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 The Army Museum 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 a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

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

Traveling by train from Liege to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. 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 take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 3:
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
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 Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles. Visit The Trianons & The Hamlet and Académie Équestre de Versailles for their historical value. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Louis, admire the striking features of Ancien Hopital Royal, and explore the historical opulence of Le Petit Trianon.

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

Traveling by train from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Side Trips

Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

3
nights
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
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 Eglise Saint Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Marne-la-Vallee side-trips: Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude (in Marolles-en-Brie), Parc Naturel du Patis (in Meaux) and musee aeronautique et spatial SAFRAN (in Reau). 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 do a combination of train and bus. 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 travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Julien de Brioude, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Parc Naturel du Patis, Eglise Saint Pierre, musee aeronautique et spatial SAFRAN
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Eglise Saint Pierre ©
Eglise Saint Pierre

5
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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 Le Regourdou. 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: Chateau L'Eveques (in Chateau-l'Eveque), Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac) and Chancelade Abbey (in Chancelade). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Milandes, steep yourself in history at Forges de Savignac-Ledrier, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin de Planbuisson.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marne-la-Vallee to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Sarlat-la-Caneda, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Biarritz.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau L'Eveques, Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle, Le Chateau de Belves
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
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Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Le Regourdou ©
Le Regourdou

5
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
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 Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain and Eglise Saint-Cyprien. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Banaka. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Biarritz: Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise (in Hopital-Saint-Blaise), Etxeko Bob's Beer (in Hasparren) and Mauleon-Licharre (Eglise Notre Dame de la Haute Ville & Château de Mauléon). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Chocolaterie-Musee Puyodebat, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Uhabia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de l'Assomption.

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 fly; or take a train. 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

Side Trips

Cambo les Bains, Mauleon-Licharre, Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise, Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc., Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 22:
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Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain ©
Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc. ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame-de-Belloc.

5
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
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 Maison John et Eugenie Bost 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), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau de La Force (in La Force). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Ecomuseum Marquèze, 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

La Force, Ecomuseum Marquèze, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Réserve Ornithologique du Teich
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
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St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

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