56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Le Claux, France
— 1 night

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Versailles (The Water Parterres, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Montlhery to Paris is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

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Musee d'Orsay
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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Design Museum Gent, STAM Ghent City Museum, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

3
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Get a sense of the local culture at Ghent City Center and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Graslei and Korenlei) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to The Hague.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

6
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Paul Tetar van Elven and Nieuwe Kerk. Venture out of the city with trips to Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder (in Vlaardingen). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), surround yourself with nature on Verita's Visit, and examine the collection at Louwman Museum The Hague.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the The Hague online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Antwerp to The Hague by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in The Hague are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

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Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2
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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

3
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frans Hals Museum and Grote Markt. Appreciate the collections at Teylers Museum and Marinemuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haarlem: Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee), Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum) and Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), view the masterpieces at De Vishal, contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hertenkamp Bloemendaal.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Haarlem trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from The Hague to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Specialty Museum
Teylers Museum
4.3
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Den Bosch.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Anne Frank House
4.4
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Rijksmuseum
4.6

4
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kroller-Muller Museum and Noordbrabants Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Cathedral and Airborne Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Bosch: Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Airborne Museum at Hartenstein (in Oosterbeek). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, take an in-depth tour of Groot Tuighuis, learn about all things military at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, and steep yourself in history at VVV Bezoekerscentrum De Moriaan.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Den Bosch online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Den Bosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Den Bosch can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

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Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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History Museum
Noordbrabants Museum
4.4
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Kroller-Muller Museum
4.5
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Cemetery
Airborne Cemetery
4.8

5
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Autoworld, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and get a sense of history and politics at Abbaye de la Cambre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

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Grand Place
4.8
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Atomium
3.8

5
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Landsgemeindeplatz for their historical value. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Appenzell (St Mauritius Church, Museum Appenzell, &more) and Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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History Museum
Landesmuseum
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Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
4.5

3
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Markuskirche. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (The Cathedral of Bern, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

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Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

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Nice, France

Nice ©

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais Lascaris and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus), Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Geneva to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Easy Dive
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then wander the streets of The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Le Claux.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Le Claux, France

Le Claux ©
Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Leger de Cheylade.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Le Claux trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Marseille to Le Claux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Le Claux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

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