57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Texel, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 22 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 12 nights
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Sirmione, Italy
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 5 nights
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Leuven, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Texel, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora, and then identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, then look for all kinds of wild species at De Hoge Berg, and then learn about all things military at Marinemuseum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Texel travel route planning app.

Paris, France to Texel is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Texel are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Texel

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 22 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (The Corrie ten Boom House, Grote Markt, &more) and Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Texel to Amsterdam in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 12 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and The Karen Blixen Museum. Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer), Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Eskebjerg Vesterlyng (in Eskebjerg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and see the interesting displays at Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip maker app.

Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sirmione.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sirmione, Italy

— 6 nights
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Appreciate the collections at Museo Tesol and Palazzo Te. Do some cultural sightseeing at Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto Cimbergo e Paspardo and Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda. Get out of town with these interesting Sirmione side-trips: Capo di Ponte (Monastero di San Salvatore & Parco Archeologico Comunale di Seradina-Bedolina), Santuario L'Annunciata (in Piancogno) and Parco Comunale delle Incisioni Rupestri di Luine (in Darfo Boario Terme). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Valtenesi del Garda, admire the verdant scenery at Valsaviore, steep yourself in history at Casa del Mercato, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sirmione tour itinerary app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Sirmione by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. While traveling from Copenhagen, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sirmione, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Visit Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco for their historical value. Let the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Forte Montecchio Nord capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Aero Club Monte Cornizzolo (in Suello), Chiesa di S. Gottardo (in Dongo) and Gravedona ed Uniti (Chiesa di San Vincenzo, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo, and steep yourself in history at Molino Maufet.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip website.

You can drive from Sirmione to Milan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 5 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cologne Cathedral and St. Peter und Paul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Ludwig and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Wilder Kermeter Natur-Erlebnispark (in Schleiden), Wahner Heide (in Troisdorf) and Feste Zons (in Dormagen). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Teverener Heide.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cologne trip maker tool.

You can fly from Milan to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in October, with highs in Cologne at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Leuven.

Things to do in Cologne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, Belgium

— 4 nights
The ancient city of Leuven supports an old Catholic university and offers interesting architecture, botanical gardens, and great breweries.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arenberg Castle and Groot Begijnhof. Damien Museum and Stedelijk Museum Aarschot will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leuven: Directions Basilliek van Scherpenheuvel (in Scherpenheuvel) and Zoutleeuw (St Leonard's Church & Sint Leonarduskerk Zoutleeuw). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Wespelaar, get outside with Doode Bemde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Steenbergen Chapel, and appreciate the history behind Dorre, de bakker.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Leuven tour website.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Leuven takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Leuven can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Leuven

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

North Holland Province travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums

Lombardy travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Flemish Brabant Province travel guide

3.9
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.