56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rennes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 3 nights
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Reims, France
— 4 nights
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Norrkoping, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll explore and learn at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Patek Philippe Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle & HR Giger Museum), Bern (Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Barenpark, &more) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). The adventure continues: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, explore the activities along Lake Geneva, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva sightseeing tool.

Zurich to Geneva is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Turin.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Turin, Italy

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Let the collections at Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turin: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, and admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin route planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Turin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Turin

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Turin in June, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Arena di Verona. Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Casa di Giulietta will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Casa dei Presepi (in Mezzegra), Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, get engrossed in the history at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Milan trip maker.

Getting from Lugano to Milan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Naples.

Things to do in Milan

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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Naples, Italy

— 7 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Sant'Andrea are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Ravello and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Milleunaceramica (in Amalfi), Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, engage your brain at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, explore the galleries of Museo Cappella Sansevero, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Gennaro.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples route maker site.

You can fly from Milan to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Rennes.

Things to do in Naples

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 24:

Rennes, France

— 2 nights
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
On the 25th (Sat), stroll around Parc du Thabor, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts Museum), see the interesting displays at Les Champs Libres, make a trip to Portes Mordelaises, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Sauveur de Rennes.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read our Rennes online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Rennes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Naples in June, with highs in Rennes at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Rennes

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Saint-Etienne, France

— 3 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.
Musee d'Art et d'Industrie and Planetarium de Saint-Etienne will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval and Eglise Sainte Marie. Venture out of the city with trips to Clermont-Ferrand (Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption & L'Aventure Michelin), Volcano Park of Lemptegy (in Saint-Ours) and Safari de Peaugres (in Peaugres). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind La Chappelle de la Charite Saint Etienne, examine the collection at Musee des Verts, steep yourself in history at Musee de la mine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Grand'Eglise.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Etienne trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rennes to Saint-Etienne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Saint-Etienne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Reims.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Reims, France

— 4 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and La Tranchee de Chattancourt. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts and Museum of the Surrender. Get out of town with these interesting Reims side-trips: Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont), Epernay (Avenue de Champagne, Moet et Chandon, &more) and Verdun (Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave & Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Remi, and see the interesting displays at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Reims holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Saint-Etienne to Reims in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Reims when traveling from Saint-Etienne in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Lille, France

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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.
Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and La Coupole capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Collegiale Saint-Pierre are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens), Amiens (Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens & Maison de Jules Verne) and Blockhaus d'Eperlecques (in Eperlecques). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, examine the collection at Maison natale Charles de Gaulle, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, and don't miss a visit to Grande Place.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lille holiday planner.

You can drive from Reims to Lille in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Reims in July: highs in Lille hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Delft (Maria van Jessekerk & Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg, make a trip to De Nieuwe Kerk, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel route planner.

Drive from Lille to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Haarlem, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Appreciate the collections at Frans Hals Museum and Zuiderzeemuseum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grote Markt and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Explore Haarlem's surroundings by going to Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten), Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Thijsse's Hof Heemtuin, see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, and steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Haarlem trip tool.

Haarlem is very close to Amsterdam. In July, daytime highs in Haarlem are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Heerenveen.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 14:

Heerenveen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Heerenveen is a town and municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslan), in the north of the Netherlands.HistoryThe town was established in 1551 by three lords as a location for the purpose of digging peat which was used for fuel, hence the name (heer is "lord", veen is "peat"). Your inner history buff will appreciate UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605. You'll explore and learn at Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum) and Museum Belvedere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heerenveen: Natuurgebied Holtingerveld (in Uffelte), Hunebed D54 bij Havelte (in Darp) and Bezoekerscentrum Dwingelderveld (in Ruinen). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at National park Dwingelderveld. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Heerenveen trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Heerenveen takes 1.5 hours. July in Heerenveen sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Norrkoping.

Things to do in Heerenveen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

Norrkoping, Sweden

— 2 nights
Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm. On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Arbetets museum, then don't miss a visit to The Industrial Landscape, and then examine the collection at Lofstad Slott. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the engineering at Norsholms sluss, Gota kanal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Linkoping Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Linkopings Castle- and Cathedral museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Norrkoping journey app.

You can drive from Heerenveen to Norrkoping in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. July in Norrkoping sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aalborg.

Things to do in Norrkoping

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Aalborghus Castle, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, don't miss a visit to Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Norrkoping to Aalborg in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Helligaandskirken, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fredenskirken, and then see the interesting displays at Moesgaard Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, explore the world behind art at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Viby Kirke.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Aarhus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Frederiksborg Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Fuglereservat Vaserne in Birkerod, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave, and admire the striking features of Amalienborg.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen vacation website.

You can fly from Aarhus to Copenhagen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26: