56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kiel, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Antibes, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Beziers, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amiens, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, then take in the waterfront at Nyhavn, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid, then step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen vacation maker.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Aalborg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:

Aalborg, Denmark

— 4 nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lille Vildmose Centret and Lindholm Hoeje Museum. Popular historic sites such as Rubjerg Knude and Aggersborg Vikingeborg are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Aalborg: Saebygaard Skov - Saeby (in Saeby), Skagens Museum (in Skagen) and Eagle World (in Bindslev). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dyrehaven, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aalborg Zoologiske Have, walk around The Park of Music, and admire the landmark architecture of Hasseris Kirke.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aalborg holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aalborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Den Gamle By and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vor Frue Kirke.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aarhus road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Aalborg to Aarhus takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 8:

Hamburg, Germany

— 5 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church will appeal to history buffs. Miniatur Wunderland and Vareler Windmuhle will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Altes Land (in Jork), Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a sense of history and politics at Townhall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Port of Hamburg.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Aarhus to Hamburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kiel.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:

Kiel, Germany

— 2 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom), explore the historical opulence of Schloss Gottorf, then get engrossed in the history at Viking Museum Haithabu, and finally see the interesting displays at Danevirke Museum. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), brush up on your military savvy at U-Boot U 995, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolai Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, and finally make a trip to Flandernbunker.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kiel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Kiel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Venture out of the city with trips to Katholische Hofkirche (in Dresden), Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz (in Lubben) and Radduscher Naturhafen (in Vetschau). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and see the interesting displays at Neues Museum.

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

You can take a train from Kiel to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 21:

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.
Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Peter's Church and St. Michael's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Kirche St. Georg (in Schwangau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Asamkirche, and admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Antibes.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Antibes, France

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Villa Eilenroc and Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe). Step out of Antibes with an excursion to Le Suquet in Cannes--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Easy Dive, steep yourself in history at Fort Carre, step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antibes holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Antibes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in June, Antibes is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Beziers.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:

Beziers, France

— 1 night
Béziers is a town in Languedoc in southern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Domaine Castan, examine the collection at Musee Chapy, then see the interesting displays at Palais de la Maquette -Musee du jouets, and finally admire the striking features of Paroisse Saint Nazaire.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beziers tour site.

Drive from Antibes to Beziers in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Versailles.

Things to do in Beziers

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

Versailles, France

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palace of Versailles and Fondation Claude Monet. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Royal Chapel and Galerie des Carrosses. Change things up with these side-trips from Versailles: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Charenton-le-Pont) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Beziers to Versailles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beziers in July, things will get a bit cooler in Versailles: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Amiens.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Amiens, France

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Australian National Memorial and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison de Jules Verne and Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amiens: Maxim Guide Baie de Somme (in Boismont), Parc du Marquenterre (in Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont) and La chapelle des marins (in Cayeux-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Navigation Normande - Le Havre, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, see the interesting displays at Musee Somme 1916, and explore the world behind art at Musee de Picardie.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amiens trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Versailles to Amiens in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amiens

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Begijnhofkerk Sint Elisabeth (St. Elisabeth Church), and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Amiens to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beguinage and Cathedral of Our Lady. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and Begijnhof. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Begijnhof Hoogstraten (in Hoogstraten), Heidebos (in Wachtebeke) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel), take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip maker app.

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 July, you will find days in Antwerp are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Lier.

Things to do in Antwerp

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Lier, Belgium

— 1 night
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at St. Jacobs Chapel, steep yourself in history at Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, admire the landmark architecture of Lier Historical Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gummarus Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lier online trip maker.

Getting from Antwerp to Lier by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Mechelen, Belgium

— 3 nights
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Van Duffel and Vismarkt. Let the collections at Fort Breendonk and Museum Hof van Busleyden capture your imagination. Explore Mechelen's surroundings by going to Les Draisines De La Molignée (in Falaen) and Castle Veves (in Houyet). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Planckendael, examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and don't miss a visit to Dijlepad.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mechelen trip itinerary planner.

Mechelen is very close to Lier. July in Mechelen sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Palace of Brussels for their historical value. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Memorial Waterloo 1815 in Braine-l'Alleud, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mechelen to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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