56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive to Verona Villafranca Airport, Fly to Manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly to Valencia Airport, Drive to Villarreal
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Villarreal, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
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Nancy, France
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Aarau, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Visit Chatsworth House and Manchester Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Manchester Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Chad`s, view the masterpieces at Contemporary Six, and have fun and explore at People's History Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manchester holiday builder website.

Male, Italy to Manchester is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Male to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Male in May, things will get slightly colder in Manchester: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get some cultural insight at Conwy Castle and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Merseyside Maritime Museum and Blists Hill Victorian Town will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris), Chester Cathedral (in Chester) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool tour site.

You can drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see Coda Falconry in Hounslow, approximately Hounslow away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Palace of Madrid and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Mountain Story trails (in Alpedrete) and Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, get engrossed in the history at Museo de San Isidro, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, and see some colorful creatures with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate.

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Traveling by flight from London to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 28°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 5 nights

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Let the collections at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Museo Lara capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba & Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos) and Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery, Reservatauro Ronda, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seville travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Villarreal.
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Villarreal, Spain — 1 night

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Villarreal day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seville to Villarreal. In May in Villarreal, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), you're off to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc de Montjuic.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

Traveling by car from Villarreal to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Villarreal in May: highs in Barcelona hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 3 nights

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Place de la Bourse and St. Andre Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Domaine de Beauval and Tour Pey-Berland. Change things up with these side-trips from Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and admire the masterpieces at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Bordeaux dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 5 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes), wander the streets of The Panier, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marseille day trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bordeaux in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 4 nights

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colline de Fourviere and Théâtre gallo-romain. Get out of town with these interesting Lyon side-trips: Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors (in Lans-en-Vercors), Musee de Grenoble (in Grenoble) and Beaune (Galeries Bartoux Beaune & Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon vacation planner.

You can fly from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Nancy.
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Nancy, France — 1 night

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musee Historique Lorrain, then pause for some photo ops at Place de la Carriere, then contemplate the long history of Eglise des Cordeliers, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nancy trip planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Nancy in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lyon in June, with highs in Nancy at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 night

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Basel online attractions planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Basel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Basel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 15th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern visit planner.

Getting from Basel to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Aarau.
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Aarau, Switzerland — 2 nights

Aarau is a town, a municipality, and the capital of the northern Swiss canton of Aargau. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Naturama Aargau and then examine the collection at Aargauer Kunsthaus. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Lenzburg, then step into the grandiose world of Hallwyl Castle, and then discover the deep blue sea with Peakdivers.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Aarau trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Aarau takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 18th (Sun), you're off to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis.

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You can drive from Aarau to Lucerne in an hour. In June in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Old Town. Museum-lovers will get to explore Landesmuseum and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach), Naturzentrum Thurauen (in Flaach) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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