56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sochaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nimes, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Vicenza, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Udine, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Enschede, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Liege, Belgium — 3 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Tresor de Liege and Bastogne War Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parc de Furfooz and Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral). Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Bister (in Ciney), Forestia (in Theux) and Chateau fort de Bouillon (in Bouillon). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Dinant.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liege day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Brussels Airport, Liège Airport, Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Antwerp International Airport (Deurne). In August in Liege, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore and learn at The Rosengart Collection and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Chateau de Chillon and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, admire the striking features of Rathaus Bern, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner.

Fly from Liege to Bern in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sochaux.
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Sochaux, France — 2 nights

Sochaux is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.GeographySochaux lies 3km east of Montbéliard, and 484km southeast of Paris.PopulationInhabitants are known as Sochaliens.EconomySochaux is the site of a large industrial facility of the French auto manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroën. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, head outdoors with La Citedo, and then get a new perspective on nature at Musee du Chateau des Ducs de Wurtemberg.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sochaux trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bern to Sochaux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Sochaux, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Reims.
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Reims, France — 3 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon. You'll explore and learn at Verdun Memorial and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reims: Moet et Chandon (in Epernay) and Abbaye Saint-Pierre d'Hautvillers (in Hautvillers). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Palais du Tau, learn about winemaking at Champagnes Pommery, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Saint-Remi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims day trip planner.

Drive from Sochaux to Reims in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sochaux in August, Reims is slightly colder at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Reims to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Paris when traveling from Reims in August, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 4 nights

Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Tournoel and Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval are in your itinerary. Let the collections at L'Aventure Michelin and La Cite du Chocolat Valrhona capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Etienne: Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption (in Clermont-Ferrand) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle De L'Hopital De La Charite, admire the landmark architecture of L'hotel des Ingenieurs, take in the spiritual surroundings of La Grand'Eglise, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Etienne trip maker tool.

You can fly from Paris to Saint-Etienne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Etienne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 5 nights

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and La Maison Carree. Visit Pont d'Avignon and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Nimes: Les Baux de Provence (Carrieres des Lumieres & Chateau des Baux de Provence), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, steep yourself in history at Temple de Diane, deepen your understanding at Salin d'Aigues-Mortes, and admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Nimes trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint-Etienne to Nimes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, Nimes is somewhat warmer than Saint-Etienne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 3 nights

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and Forte di Bard. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Castello di Fenis (in Fenis), Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (in Stupinigi). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and view the masterpieces at Reggia Di Reale.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nimes to Turin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nimes in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Popular historic sites such as Forte Montecchio Nord and Piazza del Duomo are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita (in Ghiffa) and Orrido di Bellano (in Bellano). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary app.

Take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 4 nights

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Duomo and Basilica di San Petronio. Venture out of the city with trips to Florence (Palazzo Vecchio, Ponte Vecchio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bologna trip planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vicenza.
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Vicenza, Italy — 3 nights

Famous for its abundance of 16th-century architecture designed by Andrea Palladio, Vicenza was coined the City of Palladio.
Get a sense of the local culture at Scrovegni Chapel and Basilica of St. Anthony. Palazzo da Schio, Ca' d'Oro and Villa Valmarana ai Nani will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vicenza: MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova (in Padua), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario della Madonna di Monte Berico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Civico di Palazzo Chiericati, and pause for some photo ops at Piazza dei Signori.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vicenza trip planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Vicenza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bologna in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Vicenza: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Udine.
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Udine, Italy — 1 night

The spiritual capital of the region, Udine remains a wealthy provincial center with a trove of cultural and artistic treasures.
For maps and other tourist information, read Udine trip builder.

You can drive from Vicenza to Udine in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 5 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Gravensteen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner.

You can fly from Udine to Brussels in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Udine in September, with highs in Brussels at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Madurodam and Nieuwe Kerk will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Old Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Louwman Museum The Hague, snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and browse the different shops at Markthal.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam trip maker.

Getting from Brussels to Rotterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Enschede.
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Enschede, The Netherlands — 1 night

Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rijksmuseum Twenthe, then identify plant and animal life at Het Lutterzand, then explore the historical opulence of Castle and gardens Twickel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Blasius.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Enschede trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Enschede takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. September in Enschede sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): Head underground at Steenkolenmijn Valkenburg, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Netherlands American Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Helpoort - Vesting Museum Maastricht, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Boekhandel Dominicanen. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady, then explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Op Ezel Avontuur.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maastricht journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Enschede to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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