59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Linköping City Airport, Drive to Degerfors
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Degerfors, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Norrkoping, Sweden
— 8 nights
Drive to Norrköping Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 12 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
Fly to Lille-Lesquin Airport, Drive to Lens
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Lens, France
— 7 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 6 nights
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Design Capital of Europe

Eindhoven is bursting with energy and is the perfect city to recharge during a day trip or staycation.
Netherlands American Cemetery and Kroller-Muller Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at preHistorisch Dorp and PSV Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eindhoven: Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament (in Meerssen), Op Ezel Avontuur (in Elsloo) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Nationaal Park De Maasduinen, engage your brain at HomeComputerMuseum, see the interesting displays at DAF Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Overloon War Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eindhoven tour planning app.

Utrecht to Eindhoven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Eindhoven can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Enschede.
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Enschede, The Netherlands — 7 nights

Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum Twenthe and Groninger Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Synagogue of Enschede and Grote Kerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Enschede: Kamp Westerbork (in Hooghalen), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Pleisterplaats De Barkel (in Wierden). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Diveworld, see the interesting displays at De Museumfabriek, sample the tasty concoctions at Grolsch Brouwerij Tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Blasius.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Enschede online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Eindhoven to Enschede takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Degerfors on the 13th (Wed).
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Degerfors, Sweden — 3 nights

Degerfors is a locality and the seat of Degerfors Municipality, Örebro County, Sweden with 7,160 inhabitants in 2010.OverviewDegerfors has traditionally been an industrial community closely connected to the large ironworks. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Maltidens Hus and then examine the collection at Langban gruv- och kulturby. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gamla Pershyttans Bergsmansby Kulturreservat and then take an in-depth tour of Alfred Nobels Bjorkborn.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Degerfors trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Enschede to Degerfors. Traveling from Enschede in September, you will find days in Degerfors are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Norrkoping.
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Norrkoping, Sweden — 8 nights

Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. You'll explore and learn at Naturum Takern and Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Norrkopings Konstmuseum and Gripsholm Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Norrkoping side-trips: Linkoping (Tinnero Eklandskap, Linkoping Cathedral, &more), Vira Bruk (in Stavsjo) and Ekopark Omberg (in Odeshog). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Norrkopings Stadsmuseum, make a trip to The Industrial Landscape, get curious at Visualization Center C, and hike along Abackarna.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Norrkoping trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Degerfors to Norrkoping in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Norrkoping can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 12 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Get a sense of the local culture at Parc Guell and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Montserrat (Montana de Montserrat & Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Norrkoping to Barcelona. Traveling from Norrkoping in September, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 9 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque del Retiro and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Catedral de Segovia), Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more) and Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra (in Cantalojas). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid online day trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in October, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lens.
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Lens, France — 7 nights

Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. La Coupole and Musée du Louvre-Lens will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Lens' surroundings by going to Reims (Champagne Taittinger & Palais du Tau), Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie (in Berck) and Centre Historique Mnier (in Lewarde). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, go deep underground at Les Terrils Jumeaux du 11/19, and trek along Promenade des Remparts.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lens road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Lens. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect Lens to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 6 nights

Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Tournoel and Chapelle De L'Hopital De La Charite. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Eglise Sainte Marie. Venture out of the city with trips to Cave Pradelle (in Chanos-Curson), La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona (in Tain-l'Hermitage) and Room Escape Games (in Valence). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to L'hotel des Ingenieurs, contemplate the long history of Prieure de Saint-Romain-le-Puy, look and learn at Planetarium de Saint-Etienne, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Grand'Eglise.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Etienne trip site.

You can fly from Lens to Saint-Etienne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Saint-Etienne are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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