59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bologna, Italy
— 6 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
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Chemnitz, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Le Havre, France
— 4 nights
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
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La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy — 6 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 get to explore Doge's Palace and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to St Mark's Campanile (in Venice) and Florence (Piazzale Michelangelo, Pitti Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna journey app.

Rome to Bologna is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In May in Bologna, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 5 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 some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Museo Egizio. Visit Basilica di Superga and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Castello Sforzesco in Milan (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale Di Torino, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Pietro Micca e dell'assedio di Torino del 1706.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turin road trip site.

Getting from Bologna to Turin by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bologna in May, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. You'll explore and learn at Alte Pinakothek and Munich Residenz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Hohenschwangau (Schloss Hohenschwangau & Alpseebad), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's much more to do: get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus).

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Munich when traveling from Turin in May, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Mannheim.
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Mannheim, Germany — 1 night

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S. military personnel, and the site of a large university.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll around Luisenpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Technik Museum Speyer.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Mannheim road trip planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Mannheim in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Mannheim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt, Germany — 5 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Würzburg Residence and Schloss Veitshöchheim will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Liebieghaus and Stadel Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankfurt: Neroberg (in Wiesbaden), Rothenburg (Reichsstadtmuseum, Town Walls, &more) and Eschbacher Klippen (in Usingen). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Fortress Marienberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), steep yourself in history at Goethe House, and admire the striking features of Romer.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip planner.

You can drive from Mannheim to Frankfurt in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Mannheim in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Frankfurt, with lows of 11°C. You will leave for Chemnitz on the 22nd (Mon).
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Chemnitz, Germany — 2 nights

Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt, is the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Karl-Marx-Monument and then admire the landmark architecture of Das Chemnitzer Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Colditz Castle and then examine the collection at August Horch Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chemnitz trip website.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Chemnitz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Chemnitz can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Dresden on the 24th (Wed).
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Dresden, Germany — 2 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Procession of Princes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katholische Hofkirche, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bruehlsche Terrasse. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Dresden Zwinger, then admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, and then see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dresden route planner.

You can drive from Chemnitz to Dresden in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chemnitz in May since evenings lows in Dresden dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlottenburg Palace and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Berlin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Berlin online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Berlin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Graslei and Korenlei and Cathedral of Our Lady. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ghent City Center and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, &more) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum & Design Museum Gent). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and explore the world behind art at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp online attractions planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Antwerp in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lier.
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Lier, Belgium — 2 nights

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, then examine the collection at Zimmer Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lier itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antwerp to Lier in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Grand Place and Gravensteen will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Saint Bavo's Cathedral (in Ghent) and Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lier to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre, France — 4 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bayeux War Cemetery and Eglise Saint Vincent de Paul. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Eglise Saint-Martin (in Villers-sur-Mer), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Memorial de Caen (in Caen). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Navigation Normande - Le Havre, see the interesting displays at Appartement Temoin, savor the flavors at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Le Havre road trip planning site.

Getting from Brussels to Le Havre by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Le Havre can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Versailles.
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Versailles, France — 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Claude Monet and The Royal Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Versailles: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, get engrossed in the history at Salle du Jeu de Paume, and admire the striking features of The Hall of Mirrors.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Versailles trip planner.

Getting from Le Havre to Versailles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Le Havre in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Versailles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to La Rochelle.
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La Rochelle, France — 3 nights

White City

Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Get some cultural insight at Phare des Baleines and Museum d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle. You'll explore and learn at New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde) and Musee Ernest Cognacq. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Abbaye de Nieul-sur-l'Autise (in Nieul-sur-l'Autise) and Musee national de lattre de tassigny (in Mouilleron-en-Pareds). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium La Rochelle, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Le Bunker de La Rochelle, make a trip to Abbaye des Chateliers, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vieux Port.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle trip site.

Getting from Versailles to La Rochelle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Andre Cathedral and CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain. Venture out of the city with trips to Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich), Lascaux Caves 4 (in Montignac) and Perigueux (Cathedrale St-Front & Atelier Mataguerre, poterie, tableaux). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, make a trip to The Water Mirror, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux tour itinerary planner.

Getting from La Rochelle to Bordeaux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from La Rochelle, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Perpignan.
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Perpignan, France — 3 nights

Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Phare de Collioure, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royale de Collioure, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castillet. Here are some ideas for day two: awaken your taste buds at Terra Vinea, then stroll through Reserve Africaine de Sigean, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale St-Just.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perpignan trip tool.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Perpignan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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