56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amiens, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Perpignan, France
— 2 nights
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Fly to Paris Orly, Bus to Antony, Train to Colmar
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 8 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Furth im Wald, Germany
— 1 night
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Liege, Belgium

— 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
You'll explore and learn at Bastogne War Museum and La Boverie. Mardasson Memorial and Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Point de vue sur Frahan (in Rochehaut), Citadelle de Dinant (in Dinant) and Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Jacques, steep yourself in history at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liege itinerary builder app.

Cologne, Germany to Liege is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. June in Liege sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Brussels, Belgium

— 5 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Atomium. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Autoworld, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels road trip tool.

You can drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Grote Netewoud - Meerhout. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel, admire the striking features of Haverwerf, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Gravensteen, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip app.

You can drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Amiens, France

— 2 nights

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Maison de Jules Verne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, then take a stroll through St-Leu, then stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Franco-Australian Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, and then contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Amiens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amiens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Reims, France

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
You'll explore and learn at Verdun Memorial and Museum of the Surrender. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Fleury-devant-Douaumont (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont) and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun (in Verdun). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Palais du Tau, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Champagnes Pommery, and steep yourself in history at Basilique Saint-Remi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planner.

You can drive from Amiens to Reims in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Perpignan.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Perpignan, France

— 2 nights
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 22nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, look for all kinds of wild species at Sentier du Littoral, see the interesting displays at Le Village de Pecheurs, stop by Maison Quinta, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale St-Jean, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castillet.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Perpignan holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Reims to Perpignan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Reims in June, with highs in Perpignan at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Maison Schongauer. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cite de l'Automobile and Little Venice. Change things up with these side-trips from Colmar: Mulhouse (Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer & Maison du Patrimoine Edouard Boeglin – Centre d’Interpretation de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty, and get engrossed in the history at Musee Bartholdi.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip maker app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Perpignan to Colmar in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Perpignan in June since evenings lows in Colmar dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Basel, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Basel Minster will appeal to history buffs. Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Fondation Beyeler are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Basel: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Barenpark, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Augusta Raurica, examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, visit Basel's Old Town, and don't miss a visit to Rathaus.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Basel trip planner.

Drive from Colmar to Basel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 8 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Landsgemeindeplatz and Hofkirche. Let the collections at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more), Urnaesch (Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch & Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch) and Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich (in Beckenried). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 7:

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Alte Pinakothek and BMW Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Munich to go to Dachau and see Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, steep yourself in history at Hubertusbrunnen, admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munich attractions planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Furth im Wald.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

Furth im Wald, Germany

— 1 night
Furth im Wald is a city in the District of Cham, in Bavaria, Germany, near the Czech border. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Ausflugspark am Steinbruchsee, get outside with Wildgarten, then examine the collection at Further Felsengaenge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Landestormuseum - Heimat, Grenze, Drache.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Furth im Wald road trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Furth im Wald in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Furth im Wald are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Furth im Wald

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Nuremberg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Marienberg and Town Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Würzburg Residence and St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Rothenburg (Siebers Tower, Altstadt, &more) and Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke & Hofkirche). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nuremberg road trip app.

Drive from Furth im Wald to Nuremberg in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Berlin, Germany

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Dresden Zwinger and Charlottenburg Palace. Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Bruehlsche Terrasse about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Neues Museum, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Odense.

Things to do in Berlin

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Odense, Denmark

— 2 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 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, meet the residents at Odense ZOO, then step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Afgrunden Ved Vissenbjerg.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Odense trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Berlin to Odense in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Kastellet. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod), Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod) and Bidstrup Skovene (in Hvalsoe). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, make a trip to The Little Mermaid, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel planner.

You can drive from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26: