55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly to Katowice International Airport, Drive to Gliwice
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Gliwice, Poland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Namur, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Hannover Airport
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Hannover, Germany
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Stroeget, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

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

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

6
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Berlin, Germany

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topography of Terror and Albertinum. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Berlin planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Gliwice.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

1
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Gliwice, Poland

Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Gliwice, get to know the fascinating history of Rynek, Gliwice, then examine the collection at Radiostacja Gliwice, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Guido Mine and Coal Mining Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gliwice trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Berlin to Gliwice with the Route module. In June in Gliwice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Gliwice

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Munich, Germany

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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau), Maria-Hilf-Kirche (in Murnau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and appreciate the history behind Denkmal fur die Opfer des Olympiaattentats 1972.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munich attractions planner.

Getting from Gliwice to Munich by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and La cité médiévale are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Palais Lascaris. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Galerie du Faune (in Antibes), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: visit Vieille Ville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Munich to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Munich in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Versailles.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Versailles, France

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 a sense of the local culture at Palace of Versailles and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Grand Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Versailles: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Eglise Saint-Vivien & Rue du Gros-Horloge). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, and steep yourself in history at Académie Équestre de Versailles.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Versailles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in June, Versailles is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Evasion Canine in Fontainebleau, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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

You can drive from Versailles to Paris in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Groeningemuseum and Graslei and Korenlei are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Vismarkt (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis) & Cathedral of Our Lady). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Leuven.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Domein Kiewit and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Genovevakerk. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, stop by Chocolaterie Guy Raets-Putseys, then get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, and finally examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Aarschot.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Leuven online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Leuven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Namur.

Things to do in Leuven

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Namur, Belgium

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Dinant, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc de Furfooz, and then steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Musee du Souvenir 40-45, see the interesting displays at Herge Museum, and then examine the collection at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Namur trip planner.

Getting from Leuven to Namur by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Namur sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Namur

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Hannover, Germany

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): ponder the world of politics at The New Town Hall, then examine the collection at Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Altestdatiertes Haus Celles, then stroll the grounds of Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hannover road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Namur to Hannover. In July in Hannover, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Hamburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Let the collections at Kunsthalle Hamburg and Red Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Himmelmoor (in Quickborn) and Altes Land (in Jork). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, have fun and explore at PuppenMuseum Falkenstein, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of St. Michael's Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Hannover to Hamburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hamburg are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Silesia Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Ski Areas

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

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.

Namur Province travel guide

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Historic Sites · Caves · Specialty Museums
Intersected by two major rivers and punctuated by elegant towns, Namur province remains best known for its scenic natural areas. Rocky hills and deep valleys mark the province's northern and central sections, while its southern portion includes a large chunk of the Ardennes, a picturesque wilderness ideal for active vacationers. The city of Namur, located at the confluence of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, contains many of the region's top attractions, including a medieval citadel and a well-preserved old town. A standout among the province's smaller settlements, the riverside town of Dinant offers opportunities for adventure sports like rock climbing and canoeing.

Lower Saxony travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.