55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Versailles, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Perpignan, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Basel, Train to Freiburg im Breisgau
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Versailles, France

— 3 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 7th (Tue), walk around Le Jardin de Versailles, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

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 Parc du Cinquantenaire. Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions planner.

Getting from Versailles to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Versailles in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, admire the striking features of Tolhuis, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges holiday planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will leave for Antwerp on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Van Duffel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bruges to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in June, expect nights in Antwerp to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Urban Nation capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Dresden Zwinger and Topography of Terror. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and make a trip to Reichstag Building.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Antwerp to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 25:

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lakeland Motor Museum and World Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam), St Peter's Church (in Edensor) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Walker Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Pier Masters House, and take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Liverpool takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Liverpool. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Liverpool

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1:

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and The Discovery Museum. York City Walls and Victoria Tunnel will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Durham Cathedral in Durham (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Riverside Falconry, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, take in the views from High Level Bridge, and step into the grandiose world of The Castle, Newcastle.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne online attractions planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bristol.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 7 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Stonehenge and Sudeley Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Tewkesbury Battlefield), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Bath (Bath Abbey & American Museum & Gardens). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, take an in-depth tour of The Georgian House Museum, and get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bristol vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bristol by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 12:

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Bourse and Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines. Appreciate the collections at La Cite du Vin and La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, and don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bristol to Bordeaux by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bristol to Bordeaux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, then catch a live event at ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tournoel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Volcano Park of Lemptegy.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand travel route website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Perpignan, France

— 1 night
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, see the interesting displays at Le Village de Pecheurs, then steep yourself in history at Castillet, then take in the history at Château de Salses, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Marechal Joffre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Perpignan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Perpignan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July, Perpignan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 17:

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Visit Palais des Papes and Cathédrale La Major for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and The Panier. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, browse the exhibits of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vincent de Paul Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip tool.

Traveling by car from Perpignan to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Antibes, France

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antibes travel planning website.

Getting from Marseille to Antibes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 1 day

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Antibes to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Antibes in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Freiburg im Breisgau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks

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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Metz, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 24th (Sun), ponder the design of Place Duroc, then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, then take an in-depth tour of Fort de Queuleu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Metz online trip builder.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Metz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Metz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Metz

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25: