56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
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Le Claux, France
— 1 night
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Visit Anne Frank House and Begijnhof for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nationaal Park Utrechtse Heuvelrug in Utrechtse Heuvelrug (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), wander the streets of The Jordaan, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
nights
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Get some cultural insight at Frans Hals Museum and Grote Markt. Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) and Stadhuis Haarlem will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Haarlem: Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee) and Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Van de Geest, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hertenkamp Bloemendaal.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Haarlem online road trip planner.

Haarlem is just a short distance from Amsterdam. In March in Haarlem, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6

5
nights
The Hague, The Netherlands

The Hague ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Kunstmuseum Den Haag. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and museum Beelden aan Zee. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: Reeuwijkse Plassen (in Reeuwijk), Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and see the interesting displays at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the The Hague journey builder website.

You can drive from Haarlem to The Hague in an hour. Another option is to take a train. March in The Hague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Wildlife Area
Rhoonse grienden
4.8
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Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Grote Markt. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ghent City Center and Museum De Reede. Step out of Antwerp with an excursion to Graslei and Korenlei in Ghent--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip builder site.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
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Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

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 Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Museum Dr. Guislain, &more) and Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
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Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

6
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, and then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Le Claux.

Things to do in Lyon

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Historic Walking Area
Fourviere Hill
4.8
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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7

1
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Le Claux, France

Le Claux ©
Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Ecole de Parapente Puy-Mary, look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Site de France Puy Mary - Volcan du Cantal, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Sartre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Leger de Cheylade, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade du Pont d'Aptier.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Claux trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Lyon to Le Claux in 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Le Claux are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Claux

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Waterfall
Cascade du Sartre
4.7
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Outdoor Activity
Ecole de Parapente Puy-Mary
4.0

2
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with Peche. Calanques. Com, then get a dose of the wild on Trolib, and then admire the masterpieces at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

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Drive from Le Claux to Marseille in 5 hours. Traveling from Le Claux in March, expect Marseille to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:
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Must see
Trolib
4.7

6
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lérins Islands and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Venture out of the city with trips to Galerie du Faune (in Antibes), Massif du Tanneron (in Tanneron) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum du Mont-Gros, steep yourself in history at Place Garibaldi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice travel route planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Nice are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kleine Scheidegg and Hofkirche. Get a sense of the local culture at Jesuitenkirche and Bourbaki Panorama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Heiternplatz (in Zofingen), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Wildpark Roggenhausen (in Aarau). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, trek along The Eiger, and fly like a bird with Paragliding Luzern.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Lucerne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in April, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Mountain
Maennlichen
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Kleine Scheidegg
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7

5
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Church of St. Peter. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen) and AdventureRooms Chur (in Chur). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, get a new perspective on things with Peakdivers, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and contemplate the waterfront views at Klingnauer Stausee.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6
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Art Museum
Museum Rietberg
4.6

5
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
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Must see
Grand Place
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

6
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Den Bosch ©
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate DePetrus and Galerie Lilja Zakirova. Get out of town with these interesting Den Bosch side-trips: Natuurcentrum De Maashorst (in Nistelrode), Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well) and Leersumse Veld (in Leersum). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, hike along Natuurgebied De Moerputten, sample the fine beverages at Bottle Distillery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Strabrechtse Heide.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Den Bosch trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Brussels to Den Bosch in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Den Bosch sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 25:
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Wildlife Area
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
5.0
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Specialty Museum
DePetrus
4.9

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