58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Montpellier, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly to Hannover Airport, Drive to Wolfsburg
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Wolfsburg, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Thun, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Montpellier, France — 4 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Fabre and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get some historical perspective at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathedrale St. Pierre. Venture out of the city with trips to Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles), Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Planet Ocean Montpellier, and take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip itinerary builder.

Andorra la Vella, Andorra to Montpellier is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Montpellier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 4 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.
Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Paul Cezanne’s Studio and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and visit The Panier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille holiday planning app.

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, then don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Colline de Fourviere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, examine the collection at Musee des Confluences, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lyon itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in May, expect nights in Lyon to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint-Etienne.
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Saint-Etienne, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Safari de Peaugres and then admire the striking features of Site Le Corbusier. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, go deep underground at Musee de la mine, and then examine the collection at Musee des Verts.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Etienne online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Saint-Etienne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Saint-Etienne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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 inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Fly from Saint-Etienne to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lille.
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Lille, France — 2 nights

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, make a trip to Grande Place, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale de la Treille, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Lille sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Coda Falconry (in Hounslow), Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lille to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and Liverpool Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Merseyside Maritime Museum and Walker Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Seacoast Safaris (in Beaumaris), Chester Cathedral (in Chester) and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool travel route planner.

You can fly from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Liverpool are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 6 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.
Let the collections at National Railway Museum and Science and Industry Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chatsworth House and Fountains Abbey. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Kendal Unitarian Chapel (in Kendal), York Minster (in York) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at National Football Museum, and don't miss a visit to Manchester Cathedral.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wolfsburg.
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Wolfsburg, Germany — 1 night

Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Autostadt, then examine the collection at Volkswagen Auto Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Wolfsburg.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wolfsburg day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manchester to Wolfsburg. Traveling from Manchester to Wolfsburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 6 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Alte Pinakothek and Munich Residenz. Venture out of the city with trips to Hohenschwangau (Museum of the Bavarian Kings & Schloss Hohenschwangau), Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site (in Dachau) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning site.

Getting from Wolfsburg to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Munich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

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You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basel Minster.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel tour planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thun.
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Thun, Switzerland — 2 nights

Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Thun travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Basel to Thun in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and The Cathedral of Bern. Appreciate the collections at Chaplin's World and Gruyeres Castle. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip app.

Bern is just a short distance from Thun. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Andre Cathedral and Promenade Sainte Catherine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Arcachon-Plongee (in Cazaux). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, explore the world behind art at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, and admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bordeaux visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Bern to Bordeaux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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