57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
12
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)), Het steen (in Delft) and Madurodam (in The Hague). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Paris, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Het steen, Madurodam
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Venture out of the city with trips to Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom (in Antwerp). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Memorial Waterloo 1815, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Western Cemetery, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and explore the galleries of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London trip maker site.

Do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Musical Museum, Kent Owl Academy
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Castle Combe Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Snowshill Manor and John Moore Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, explore the ancient world of Hailes Abbey, delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Burford, Glastonbury, Malmesbury Market Cross
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Visit Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Durham (Lindisfarne Gospels & Ushaw College), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and steep yourself in history at Holy Trinity Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the York travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Durham, York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Beacon Alpacas
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Beacon Alpacas ©
Beacon Alpacas
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane) and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow). There's still lots to do: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh journey builder site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Venice online holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Venice. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

Find out how to plan Rome trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & Torre Grossa), Radda in Chianti (Fattoria di Montemaggio & Castello di Monterinaldi) and Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey maker.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Radda in Chianti, Accademia del Buon Gusto
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Milan are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Como, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore and learn at Sherlock Holmes Museum and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Chateau de Chillon and The Cathedral of Bern will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Maennlichen), Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Axalp (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and stop by UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, Bern is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Museums Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Friedhof Fluntern and Jesuitenkirche. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen), Appenzell (Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, &more) and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR (in Stein). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Pilatus Luzern, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, take a stroll through Old Town, and look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Appenzell, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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