55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Olten, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 24 nights
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Cremona, Italy
— 8 nights
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Montemurlo, Italy
— 5 nights
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Drive to Peretola Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Nieuw-Namen
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Nieuw-Namen, The Netherlands
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Aurillac, France
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Olten, Switzerland — 7 nights

Olten is a town in the canton of Solothurn in Switzerland and capital of the district of the same name.Olten's railway station is within 30 minutes of Zürich, Bern, Basel, and Lucerne by train, and is a rail hub of Switzerland.HistorySignificant amounts of artefacts of the Magdalenian (c. Get a sense of the local culture at Naturmuseum Olten and Emil Frey Classics - Classic Car Museum. Visit Kloster Konigsfelden and Chapelle du Vorbourg for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Hallwyl Castle (in Seengen), Stapferhaus Lenzburg (in Lenzburg) and Soleure (Jesuitenkirche, Einsiedelei St. Verena, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Legionaerspfad Vindonissa, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Olten, see the interesting displays at CHEZ Camille Bloch, and look for all kinds of wild species at Heiternplatz.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Olten journey planning website.

Bern to Olten is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 24 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Forum of Swiss History Schwyz are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Bahnhofstrasse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Rigi). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and see the interesting displays at Zurich James Joyce Foundation.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich vacation builder app.

You can drive from Olten to Zurich in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cremona.
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Cremona, Italy — 8 nights

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Cremona and Museo del Violino. Get some historical perspective at Piazza del Comune and Church of Sant'Abbondio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cremona: Grazzano Visconti (Borgo Storico Di Grazzano Visconti & Le Pietre Del Drago), Piacenza (Duomo Di Piacenza & Musei Di Palazzo Farnese) and Castello di Rivalta (in Gazzola). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, don't miss a visit to Academia Cremonensis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Maddalena, and steep yourself in history at La Bollente.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cremona planner.

Drive from Zurich to Cremona in 5 hours. February in Cremona sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montemurlo.
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Montemurlo, Italy — 5 nights

Montemurlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Prato in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25km northwest of Florence and about 8km northwest of Prato. Get some historical perspective at Rocchetta Mattei and Badia di Santa Maria di Montepiano. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Dei Tarocchi and Museo Storico di Montese. Change things up with these side-trips from Montemurlo: Museo e Rifugi S.M.I (in San Marcello Pistoiese), Montese (Museo Diffuso della Linea Gotica & Rocca di Montese) and Palazzo Achilli (in Gavinana). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at Corno alle Scale Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museo Iola di Montese, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Acquerino Cantagallo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo La Scola, and steep yourself in history at La Rocca di Montemurlo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montemurlo trip planner.

You can drive from Cremona to Montemurlo in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Cremona in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montemurlo: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nieuw-Namen.
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Nieuw-Namen, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Nieuw-Namen is a town in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Het Verdronken Land van Saeftinghe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nieuw-Namen attractions tool.

Explore your travel options from Montemurlo to Nieuw-Namen with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Montemurlo in February, with highs in Nieuw-Namen at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Aurillac.
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Aurillac, France — 7 nights

Aurillac is a commune, capital of the Cantal department, in the Auvergne region of south-central France,.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurillacois or Aurillacoises.The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.GeographyAurillac is at 600 metres above sea level and located at the foot of the Cantal mountains in a small Sedimentary basin. Appreciate the collections at Musee Soulages Rodez and Les Chambres de Lumiere. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maison de la Faune and Terra Olt. Change things up with these side-trips from Aurillac: Rocamadour (Cite Religieuse & Chapelle de l'Hospitalet), La Saboterie de Marcoles (in Marcoles) and Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Tournemire (in Tournemire). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at L'Echo Paysan, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame aux Neiges, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Saint-Etienne, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Bisons d'Europe.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aurillac trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Nieuw-Namen to Aurillac in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Aurillac when traveling from Nieuw-Namen in February, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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