56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 4 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
3
Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
4
Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
9
Leuven, Belgium
— 2 nights
10
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
13
Paris, France
— 3 nights
14
Gueret, France
— 1 night

4
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Gothenburg, Sweden

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Universeum and City Museum (Goteborgs Stadsmuseum). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Haga and Museum of Fine Art (Goteborgs Konstmuseum). Explore Gothenburg's surroundings by going to Roro naturreservat (in Ockero), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Hono) and Saveans Naturreservat (in Floda). And it doesn't end there: hike along Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson, look for all kinds of wild species at Anggardsbergens Naturreservat, see the interesting displays at Volvo Museum, and stroll around Horticultural Gardens (Tradgardsforeningen).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg online trip itinerary maker.

Sallanches, France to Gothenburg is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sallanches in March; daily highs in Gothenburg reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Haga ©
Haga
Saveans Naturreservat ©
Saveans Naturreservat

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Riga, Latvia

Riga ©

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, contemplate the long history of House of the Black Heads, then take an in-depth tour of Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, then contemplate the long history of Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Riga route planner.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Riga in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gothenburg to Riga. In March, daily temperatures in Riga can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum ©
Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble ©
Salaspils Memorial Ensemble
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs ©
Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs

4
nights
Moscow, Russia

Moscow ©

Third Rome

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.
You'll explore and learn at State Tretyakov Gallery and Moscow Kremlin. Visit Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: Sergiyev Posad (Trinity Cathedral, The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury Chamber, and take an in-depth tour of Victor Vasnetsov House Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moscow day trip planning website.

Fly from Riga to Moscow in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riga to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Riga in March: high temperatures in Moscow hover around 2°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bologna.

Things to do in Moscow

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Red Square ©
Red Square
Moscow Kremlin
Moscow Kremlin
State Tretyakov Gallery ©
State Tretyakov Gallery

4
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Civico Archeologico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Florence (Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, make a trip to Compianto sul Cristo Morto, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bologna attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Bologna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow to Bologna, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in March, plan for much warmer days in Bologna, with highs around 17°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, examine the collection at Stanze di Raffaello, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rome route builder website.

You can take a train from Bologna to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva), Museu d'Historia (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Joan Miro Foundation, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc de Montjuic.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Barcelona

Side Trips

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip site.

Getting from Barcelona to Ghent by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Ghent is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see some colorful creatures with Relax Divers Meise, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Brussels travel tool.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leuven.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

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Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

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Leuven, Belgium

Leuven ©
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
On the 5th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter's Church Sint-Pieterskerk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden Kruidtuin, then admire the striking features of Groot Begijnhof, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Market Square. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum Bokrijk, examine the collection at Gallo-Romeins Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Tongeren.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Leuven trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Brussels to Leuven in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Leuven sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Groot Begijnhof ©
Groot Begijnhof
Gallo-Romeins Museum ©
Gallo-Romeins Museum
Basilica Tongeren ©
Basilica Tongeren

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You'll explore and learn at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Popular historic sites such as Fort Van Duffel and Cathedral of Our Lady are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Beguinage (in Hoogstraten) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Leuven to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Antwerp are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Beguinage ©
Beguinage
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Get a sense of the local culture at Vermeer Centrum Delft and Nieuwe Kerk. Change things up with these side-trips from The Hague: Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Verita's Visit, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the The Hague online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Antwerp to The Hague by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles ©
Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Nieuwe Kerk

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Grote Markt. Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Calidris Birdsafaries (in Texel), Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, stroll around Vondelpark, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see some colorful creatures with Paris Plongee, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip app.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Gueret.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Gueret, France

Gueret
Guéret is a commune and the prefecture of the Creuse department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in central France.GeographyA light industrial town, the largest in the department, with a big woodland and a little farming not far from the town centre. For photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gueret travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Paris to Gueret takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. In April in Gueret, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gueret

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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