50 days in Europe Itinerary

50 days in Europe Itinerary

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Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Penza Airport
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Penza, Russia
— 2 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 5 nights
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Alicante, Spain
— 6 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 13 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Leuven, Belgium

The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Visit Groot Begijnhof and Arenberg Castle for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Leuven: Forestia (in Theux), Bois de Lauzelle (in Louvain-la-Neuve) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Tervuren, have some family-friendly fun at LASER3000, don't miss a visit to Old Market Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Leuven trip itinerary maker tool.

Heerlen, The Netherlands to Leuven is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Penza.

Things to do in Leuven

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

2
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Penza, Russia

Penza is a city and the administrative center of Penza Oblast, Russia, located on the Sura River, 625km southeast of Moscow. Do some cultural sightseeing at V. Klyuchevskiy's Museum and Meyerhold Museum of Theatrics. Let the collections at Literature Museum and The Penza Regional Art Gallery of K.A. Savitskiy capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Penza to Zarechny to see Zarechny Museum and Exhibition Center about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of One Picture, don't miss a visit to Monument First Settler, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption, and get to know the resident critters at Penza Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Penza online tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Leuven to Penza with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Leuven to Penza. September in Penza sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Penza

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

4
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra and St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pirogovo Open-Air Museum and Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum of Arts. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrew's Church, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, and don't miss a visit to Khreshchatyk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kyiv (Kiev) road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Penza to Kyiv (Kiev) with the Route module. Traveling from Penza to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Kyiv (Kiev) can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lychakiv Cemetery and Old Town. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Folk Architecture and Life and Pidhirtsi Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Wooden Church of St. Trinity (in Zhovkva), Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv) and Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Sts. Olha and Elizabeth, admire the landmark architecture of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, and explore the historical opulence of Olesko Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv online tour planner.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Lviv in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Lviv, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Alicante, Spain

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Santa Barbara and El Palmeral are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante and Museo del Ferrocarril. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alicante: Javea (Scuba & Snorkeling & Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Loreto), Iglesia de Santa Catalina Martir (in Teulada) and Parque Natural De Las Salinas De Santa Pola (in Santa Pola). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), kick back and relax at Playa de Levante, learn about all things military at Centro de Interpretacion Sobre Los Refugios Antiaereoos, and identify plant and animal life at Sierra Aitana.

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You can fly from Lviv to Alicante in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Alicante due to the time zone difference. In September, Alicante is somewhat warmer than Lviv - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Valencia, Spain

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Valencia Cathedral and La Lonja de la Seda for their historical value. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Parque Natural Penyagolosa (in Vistabella del Maestrazgo), Parque Natural del Desierto de las Palmas (in Benicasim) and Parque Municipal de San Vicente (in Lliria). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia, hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, get a sense of history and politics at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and take a memorable drive along Actio Birding.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Valencia trip planner.

You can drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, &more), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup (in Rocquencourt). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, visit Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Valencia to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Valencia in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Coventry Music Museum and Chasewater Railway. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to Saltwells Local Nature Reserve (in Dudley), Millisons Wood Local Nature Reserve (in Meriden) and Coventry (Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Meadowlands Fishery, &more). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Packington Somers Fishery.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paris to Birmingham by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Birmingham

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Royal Armouries Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chatsworth House and York City Walls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeds: Walworth Birds of Prey (in Walworth), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and York Minster (in York). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Beacon Alpacas, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical World, steep yourself in history at The Navvies Memorial, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Parish Church.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Leeds takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leeds are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leeds

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Flemish Brabant Province travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Spas · Landmarks
The heart of Belgium, the Flemish Brabant province surrounds Brussels, one of Europe's major centers of culture, politics, and commerce. This province forms the core of Belgian beer territory, known around the world for its production of quality brews. Despite its relatively small size, Flemish Brabant boasts the country's highest concentration of breweries, from family-run operations to major international establishments. Leuven, the provincial capital, serves as the beer industry's major hub and contains the longest bar in Europe, composed of a string of centrally located cafes and restaurants. This region contains over 1,800 km (1,100 mi) of marked cycling trails, so you can easily tour Leuven and the rest of the province on a bicycle.

Penza Oblast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Landmarks
Penza Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Penza. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,386,186.GeographyMain riversPenza Oblast has over 3000 rivers; the overall length is 15,458 km. The biggest rivers are: Sura;Moksha;Khopyor.Penza River gave its name to the city of Penza.FaunaThere are 316 species of vertebrates within the region, including: about 10 species of amphibians;about 200 species of birds;about 8 species of reptiles;about 68 species of mammals . Seven existing species of mammals were already acclimatized on land: the American mink, muskrat, raccoon dog, wild boar, Siberian roe deer, red deer and Sika deer. In parallel, work has been carried out to reintroduce the Forest-steppe marmot, the Eurasian beaver and the Russian desman .

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Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Valencian Country travel guide

4.3
Aquariums · Beaches · Flea Markets
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

West Midlands travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.

West Yorkshire travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Parks
Once the heart of the country’s textile industry, West Yorkshire is now home to thriving cities recognized as major regional financial centers. The county’s biggest and most dominant urban center is Leeds, a city of explosive energy and winner of a string of tourism awards. While Leeds offers a multitude of things to do, including outstanding nightlife, shopping, and dining choices, the city of Bradford is often used as a convenient base for sightseeing in the so-called "Bronte Country," an area of bleak moors and deep valleys vividly described in the works of the famous Bronte sisters. Both of these big cities have reinvented themselves in recent years, replacing the crumbling mills of the Industrial Revolution with outstanding new museums, restaurants, and bars that can easily fill a variety of itineraries.