59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Reims, France
— 2 nights
2
Burnley, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Fredrikstad, Norway
— 1 night
4
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
5
Malmo, Sweden
— 2 nights
6
Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
7
Chemnitz, Germany
— 1 day
8
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
9
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
10
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
11
Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
12
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
14
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
15
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights

2
nights
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Basilique Saint-Remi. Get a sense of the local culture at Budding and Palais du Tau. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum, do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Reims road trip planning site.

Bern, Switzerland to Reims is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Reims are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Burnley.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Wafflart Briet Champagne
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Champagne Taittinger ©
Champagne Taittinger
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum ©
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum

3
nights
Burnley, United Kingdom

Burnley ©
Burnley is a market town in Lancashire, England, with a population of 73,021. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pendle Hill and Lancaster Castle. Get some historical perspective at Bronte Parsonage Museum and Skipton Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Burnley: SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, steep yourself in history at Gawthorpe Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Burnley trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Reims to Burnley. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Reims in September, expect nights in Burnley to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fredrikstad.

Things to do in Burnley

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lancaster Castle, SMJ Falconry, Skipton Castle, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Pendle Hill
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SMJ Falconry ©
SMJ Falconry
Pendle Hill ©
Pendle Hill

1
night
Fredrikstad, Norway

Fredrikstad ©
Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Kongsten Fort, then make a trip to The Fortified Town, then examine the collection at Gamlebyen Miniature Railroad, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Isegran.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fredrikstad trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Burnley to Fredrikstad. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Burnley to Fredrikstad. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Aarhus.

Things to do in Fredrikstad

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Isegran ©
Isegran
Kongsten Fort ©
Kongsten Fort

5
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Get a sense of the local culture at Egeskov Castle and Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Helligaandskirken and Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg (in Vissenbjerg), Naturama (in Svendborg) and H. C. Andersens House (in Odense). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, engage your brain at Moesgaard Museum, wander the streets of Vadestedet, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aarhus travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fredrikstad to Aarhus. In September, daytime highs in Aarhus are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malmo.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Odense, Landbohojskolens Have, Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church, Naturama
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Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum ©
Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum
Egeskov Castle ©
Egeskov Castle
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses ©
Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses

2
nights
Malmo, Sweden

Malmo ©
A conglomeration of over a hundred different nationalities, cosmopolitan Malmo sits on the southern tip of Sweden as part of the most densely populated area in Scandinavia.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lund Cathedral and Technology & Maritime Museum. Get some historical perspective at Malmohus castle and Karnan – the keep of Helsingborg. Go for a jaunt from Malmo to Helsingborg to see Sofiero Palace about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Oresund Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of HSB Turning Torso, admire the natural beauty at Slottstradgarden, and make a trip to Stortorget.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Malmo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Malmo

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Helsingborg, Lund Cathedral
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Malmohus castle ©
Malmohus castle
Lund Cathedral ©
Lund Cathedral
Sofiero Palace ©
Sofiero Palace

5
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll explore and learn at Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne), Kustenmuseum Wilhelmshaven (in Wilhelmshaven) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, take in nature's colorful creations at Planten un Blomen, identify plant and animal life at Tister Bauernmoor, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Hamburg road trip planning website.

Getting from Malmo to Hamburg by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Chemnitz.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch, Tister Bauernmoor, Kustenmuseum Wilhelmshaven, Altes Land, Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch ©
Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Kunsthalle Hamburg ©
Kunsthalle Hamburg

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day
Chemnitz, Germany

Chemnitz ©
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 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Wasserschloss Klaffenbach, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten Chemnitz, stroll around Kuchwaldpark, get to know the fascinating history of Historischer Theaterplatz, then pause for some photo ops at Karl-Marx-Monument, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakobikirche.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chemnitz road trip app.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Chemnitz takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Hradec Kralove.

Things to do in Chemnitz

Historic Sites · Parks
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Wasserschloss Klaffenbach ©
Wasserschloss Klaffenbach
Jakobikirche ©
Jakobikirche
Kuchwaldpark ©
Kuchwaldpark

2
nights
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Hradec Kralove ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate St Barbara's Church and Pamatnik bitvy 1866 na Chlumu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bohemian Museum of Silver and Museum PETROF. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hradec Kralove: Kutna Hora (The Cathedral of Assumption, Historic Centre of Kutna Hora, &more), Prirodni rezervace Ostas (in Zdar nad Metuji) and Atelier Zvonare a Hrncirky (in Destne v Orlickych Horach).

For maps and tourist information, go to the Hradec Kralove journey builder.

Drive from Chemnitz to Hradec Kralove in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chemnitz in September, Hradec Kralove is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Hradec Kralove

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kutna Hora, Prirodni rezervace Ostas, Atelier Zvonare a Hrncirky
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Bohemian Museum of Silver ©
Bohemian Museum of Silver
St Barbara's Church ©
St Barbara's Church
Atelier Zvonare a Hrncirky ©
Atelier Zvonare a Hrncirky

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Belvedere Palace and St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche). Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Center of Vienna, and explore the world behind art at Albertina.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vienna road trip planning website.

Getting from Hradec Kralove to Vienna by car takes about 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vienna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Matthias Church and Liberty Statue will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Budapest to Domony to see Lazar Equestrian Park about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), test the waters at a local thermal spa, explore the galleries of Hungarian National Museum, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest planning website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sofia.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Lazar Equestrian Park
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

2
nights
Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia ©
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Let the collections at National Museum of History and Galeria Nina capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Boyana Church are in your itinerary. Explore Sofia's surroundings by going to Pernik (Regional History Museum Pernik & Underground Mining Museum). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History, get to know the fascinating history of Vitosha Boulevard, and admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sofia vacation builder site.

Getting from Budapest to Sofia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Sofia are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sofia

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Pernik
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National Museum of History ©
National Museum of History
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral ©
St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Boyana Church ©
Boyana Church

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Akrokorinthos (in Corinth), Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Plaka, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sofia in October, with highs in Athens at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrokorinthos, Fortress Palamidi, Temple of Poseidon, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Museu Maritim de Barcelona. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, and step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planning tool.

You can fly from Athens to Barcelona in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, Camino de Ronda, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Museo del Greco, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more) and Segovia (Museo Palacio Episcopal, Alcazar of Segovia, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, get engrossed in the history at Museo de San Isidro, and head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some cultural insight at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace, Park and National Palace of Pena, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus, visit Alfama, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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