56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
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Samara, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 4 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar of Segovia will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (Catedral de Segovia & Real Casa de la Moneda), Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and Rascafria (Arboreto Gines de los Rios & Penalara Natural Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, look for all kinds of wild species at Boca del Asno, walk around Parque del Retiro, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Madrid sightseeing planner.

San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 5 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get some cultural insight at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Valencia Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Lonja de la Seda and Castillo de Moraira.. Step out of Valencia to go to Javea and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Basilica di Superga and Sacra di San Michele will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Forte di Bard. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, and view the masterpieces at Reggia Di Reale.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turin day trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Turin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valencia in August: high temperatures in Turin hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 4 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa di Giulietta and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Museo di Castelvecchio. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, view the masterpieces at Almach Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Milan road trip app.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 5 nights

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Piazza San Marco and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Doge's Palace and Florence Academy of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more) and Florence (Basilica of Santa Croce & Piazza del Duomo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bologna travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bologna sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Tbilisi.
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 5 nights

On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Illusions and Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate Narikala Fortress and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & Jvari Church). Spend the 28th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Georgian National Museum, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and examine the collection at Museum Of Selfies Tbilisi.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi day trip planning app.

Getting from Bologna to Tbilisi by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bologna to Tbilisi. In August, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Samara.
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Samara, Russia — 2 nights

A city rich in cultural and architectural heritage, Samara sits at the confluence of the Volga and Samara Rivers, its backdrop the wooded Zhiguli Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Stalin's Bunker, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and then get in on the family fun at Galileo Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum Soviet Union Life, make a trip to Leningradskaya Street, then take some stellar pictures from Samara Embankment, and finally see the interesting displays at Municipal Museum Cosmic Samara.

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Fly from Tbilisi to Samara in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tbilisi in August: high temperatures in Samara hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.
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Moscow, Russia — 5 nights

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi) and Church of The Holy Virgin (in Dubrovitsy). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Armoury Chamber, identify plant and animal life at Otrada Amusement Park and Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Moscow online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Samara to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Samara Standard Time (SAMT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Samara in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Moscow: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Minsk.
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Minsk, Belarus — 4 nights

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Get a sense of the local culture at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and Museum Strana Mini. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus and Dudutki Museum Complex. Venture out of the city with trips to Mir (Holy Trinity Church & Mir Castle). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, examine the collection at Kotovasia, and get lost in a book at National Library of Belarus.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk road trip website.

You can fly from Moscow to Minsk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Minsk can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Let the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Go for a jaunt from Rotterdam to Woerdense Verlaat to see Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Old Church, see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, and snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rotterdam road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Rotterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Rotterdam due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Saint Paul's Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Brussels (Horta Museum (Musee Horta), Mini-Europe, &more), René Magritte Museum (in Jette) and The Wellington Museum (in Waterloo). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp travel planning tool.

Getting from Rotterdam to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lier.
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Lier, Belgium — 1 night

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the galleries of Zimmer Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, then examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fort Van Duffel.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lier route builder app.

Getting from Antwerp to Lier by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lier can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sint-Truiden.
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium — 1 night

Sint-Truiden is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Sint Agnes Sint-Truiden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Reading Between the Lines Church, then get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Romeins Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sint-Truiden trip planner.

You can drive from Lier to Sint-Truiden in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Sint-Truiden, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 5 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Ghent City Center, St Michael's Bridge, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

Plan trip to Bruges with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sint-Truiden to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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