57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe sightseeing planner

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Cologne, Germany
— 10 nights
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Bochum, Germany
— 7 nights
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Wiesbaden, Germany
— 9 nights
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Drive to Frankfurt am Main Airport, Fly to Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport, Drive to Chatellerault
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Chatellerault, France
— 7 nights
Drive
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Autun, France
— 8 nights
Drive
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Werchter, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Woerden, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Drive
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Halfweg, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany

— 10 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
You'll explore and learn at Chocolate Museum and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum). Get a sense of the local culture at Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Teverener Heide (in Geilenkirchen), Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen) and Stolberger Burg (in Stolberg). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, admire the striking features of Gross St. Martin, take in the views from Hohenzollern Bridge, and make a trip to Nationalpark Eifel.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cologne trip maker.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cologne is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Copenhagen in June: highs in Cologne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bochum.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 23:

Bochum, Germany

— 7 nights
Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
Popular historic sites such as Dorfkirche Stiepel and Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Hannover and LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bochum: Burg Bentheim (in Bad Bentheim), Bergehalde Grosses Holz (in Bergkamen) and LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg (in Waltrop). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Emsdettener Venn, explore the world behind art at Museum unter Tage - MuT, examine the collection at Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum, and steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bochum trip planning tool.

Drive from Cologne to Bochum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Wiesbaden.

Things to do in Bochum

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 30:

Wiesbaden, Germany

— 9 nights

Jewel of the Rhine

One of Europe's oldest spa towns, Wiesbaden has been catering to travelers from countries near and far for many centuries.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Heidelberg and Reichsburg Cochem. Museum-lovers will appreciate Auto & Technik Museum (Automobile and Technology Museum) and Technik Museum Speyer. Venture out of the city with trips to Deutsche Greifenwarte (in Hassmersheim), Schlagkamp Weinmuseum (in Senheim) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Eschbacher Klippen, stroll the grounds of Sudfriedhof, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Elizabeth's Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wiesbaden itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bochum to Wiesbaden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Chatellerault.

Things to do in Wiesbaden

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 9:

Chatellerault, France

— 7 nights
Châtellerault is a commune in the Vienne department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in France. You'll explore and learn at Maison De George Sand and Maison-Musee Lansyer. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Loches and Maison de l'Acadie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chatellerault: Azay-le-Ferron (Reserve Zoologique de la Haute-Touche & Chateau d'Azay Le Ferron, Parc et Jardins), Eglise Saint-Martin de Vic (in Nohant-Vic) and Musee de la Prehistoire (in Le Grand-Pressigny). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Auto Motocycle Museum, snap pictures at Pont Henri IV, trek along Sentier Randocroquis du Pas-aux-Anes, and walk around Parc de Forclan.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chatellerault trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wiesbaden to Chatellerault. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Autun.

Things to do in Chatellerault

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

Autun, France

— 8 nights
Autun is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. You'll explore and learn at Musee Rolin and CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene. Get some historical perspective at Abbaye de Fontenay and Basilique Sainte Madeleine. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Autun: Chateau de Bazoches (in Bazoches), Chateau de Cormatin (in Cormatin) and MuseoParc Alesia (in Alise-Sainte-Reine). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to La Boire des Carres, step into the grandiose world of Château de Sully, make a trip to Tour des Ursulines, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale St-Lazare.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Autun trip planner.

You can drive from Chatellerault to Autun in 4.5 hours. July in Autun sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Werchter.

Things to do in Autun

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 24:

Werchter, Belgium

— 5 nights
Popular historic sites such as Abdij Tongerlo and Gemeentehuis Westerlo are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Royal Museum for Central Africa and Kasteel De Merode Westerlo. Change things up with these side-trips from Werchter: Hezemeer (in Eindhout), Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-ten-Poel Church (in Tienen) and Saint-Gorgoniuskerk (in Hoegaarden).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Werchter trip builder site.

You can drive from Autun to Werchter in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Werchter can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Woerden.

Things to do in Werchter

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Woerden, The Netherlands

— 8 nights
Woerden is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Kasteel de Haar and Castellum Hoge Woerd will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Petrustoren and Molen de Windhond are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Woerden: Healey Museum (in Vreeland), Gouda (Het Oude Stadhuys Gouda, Sint Janskerk, &more) and Archeon (in Alphen aan den Rijn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Heeswijk, identify plant and animal life at Tafelbergheide, and delve into the lush surroundings at Het Loetbos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Woerden trip tool.

Drive from Werchter to Woerden in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Woerden are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Halfweg.

Things to do in Woerden

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 6:

Halfweg, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Halfweg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Stadshart Amstelveen, then explore the world behind art at Cruquius Pump Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Middelpolder.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Halfweg trip planner.

Drive from Woerden to Halfweg in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Halfweg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 8th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Halfweg

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8: