55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Arnhem
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken). Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and don't miss a visit to Stroeget.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Odense.

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Odense, Denmark

— 3 nights

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with The Studio Gallery, see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valdemars Slot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Svanemollen, see the interesting displays at Johannes Larsen Museet, get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, and finally awaken your taste buds at Odense Aafart - River Cruise.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Odense trip builder website.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Odense are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Aarhus on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Adventure

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Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Den Gamle By and then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus online tour planner.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
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Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Get some historical perspective at Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Altes Land (in Jork), Himmelmoor (in Quickborn) and Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide.

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You can drive from Aarhus to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Market Square (Markt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum, then examine the collection at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, and finally see the interesting displays at Bach Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leipzig vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Leipzig in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Leipzig are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

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Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and NaFilM: National film museum. Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get lost in a book at Strahov Monastery, contemplate the long history of Powder Tower, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

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Traveling by car from Leipzig to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Zurich.

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and St Mauritius Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Museggmauer), Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR (in Stein) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker tool.

Fly from Prague to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, then appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

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.
Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Sforzesco and Piazza del Duomo. Take a break from Turin with a short trip to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso in Aosta, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, explore the world behind art at The Art of the Brick, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and take in the exciting artwork at Fondazione 107.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turin online road trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Turin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Turin, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

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Genoa, Italy

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Cinque Terre Trails will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola), Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, Le mura di Lucca, &more) and Pisa (National Museum of Saint Mathew, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, see the interesting displays at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, and get to know the fascinating history of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Genoa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Turin to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Turin in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Arnhem.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and Arnhem War Museum. Kroller-Muller Museum and Nederlands Openluchtmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch), St. Catharinakerk (in Eindhoven) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, explore the striking landscape of De Wieden, get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and pause for some photo ops at Holten Canadian War Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Genoa to Arnhem with the Route module. In July, Arnhem is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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The Hague, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

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.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Nieuwe Kerk. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lentevreugd, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, and explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague trip planner.

Getting from Arnhem to The Hague by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Anne Frank House and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Frans Hals Museum, &more), Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum) and Mondial Museum (in Volendam). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, look for all kinds of wild species at Ilperveld, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westerkerk.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

You can drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sunderland.

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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Sunderland, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Popular historic sites such as Durham Cathedral and Durham Heritage Coast are in your itinerary. Durham Castle and Lindisfarne Gospels are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sunderland: Beamish Museum (in Beamish) and Crook Hall & Gardens (in Durham). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Angel of the North, stroll around Herrington Country Park, and admire all the interesting features of Roker & Seaburn Beaches.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sunderland day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Sunderland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sunderland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Sunderland hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York Minster. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chatsworth House and York Castle Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York (The York Dungeon, Treasurer's House, &more) and SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Sally Mosley Guided Walks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gauntlet Birds of Prey, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardsend Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sheffield trip itinerary site.

Drive from Sunderland to Sheffield in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Sheffield

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Charlecote Park and Blists Hill Victorian Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Sudeley Castle and Snowshill Manor. Venture out of the city with trips to Jet Age Museum (in Gloucester), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Motoring Museum). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Walks With Hawks, examine the collection at Cadbury World, steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, and admire the natural beauty at Winterbourne House and Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online route planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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