58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Hannover, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
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Schwangau, Germany
— 4 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
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Alba, Italy
— 5 nights
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Chester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Grote Markt, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip website.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Netherlands American Cemetery and Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eynderhoof Limburgs Openluchtmuseum and War Museum Eyewitness. Get out of town with these interesting Maastricht side-trips: Brunssummerheide (in Heerlen), German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn (in Ysselsteyn) and Nationaal Park De Maasduinen (in Well). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Op Ezel Avontuur and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church).

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Maastricht online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Maastricht takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hannover.
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Hannover, Germany — 4 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Get a sense of the local culture at Erinnerungsstatte Luftbrucke Berlin and Lohmuehle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hannover: Hankensbuettel (OTTER-ZENTRUM & Otterzentrum Hankensbuttel), Bad Harzburg (Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe & Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg) and Schaferhof Neuenkirchen e.V. (in Neuenkirchen). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Naturschutzgebiet "Reitlingstal".

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hannover trip planner.

You can drive from Maastricht to Hannover in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Topography of Terror and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Procession of Princes, Albertinum, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, explore the world behind art at Neues Museum, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Hannover to Berlin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Fortress Marienberg and Reichsstadtmuseum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and St. Lorenz Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg & Der Hofgarten), Wildpark Schloss Tambach (in Weitramsdorf) and Basilica of the Fourteen Holy Helpers (in Staffelstein). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, see the interesting displays at Toy Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rochusfriedhof.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nuremberg trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Nuremberg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Nuremberg sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 7 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.
Visit Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church for their historical value. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Bayerisches Nationalmuseum capture your imagination. Step out of Munich to go to Otterfing and see Eisenbahnfreunde Munchen Sudost, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 4 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Hohenschwangau and St.Maria und Florian. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Schwangau: Hirschbachtobel Bad Hindelang (in Bad Hindelang), Burgberg im Allgaeu (Familien-Vital-Park & Starzlachklamm) and Alpine Coaster Oberammergau (in Oberammergau). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm, step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Hohenfreyberg, pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, and kick back and relax at Alpseebad.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Schwangau route maker site.

You can drive from Munich to Schwangau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Schwangau, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 4 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Appreciate the collections at Chaplin's World and Musee du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Theatre romain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lausanne: House of Basketball (in Mies), l'Arboretum du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Eglise Romane de Rougemont (in Rougemont). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville, and stroll around Reserve Naturelle des Grangettes.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lausanne online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Schwangau to Lausanne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Forte Bramafam and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Museo d'Arte Religiosa Padre Augusto Mozzetti di Oleggio (in Oleggio), Restaurifelici (in Paruzzaro) and Cantina Fontechiara (in Borgomanero). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici, learn about all things military at Memoriale Divisione Alpina Cuneense, examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lausanne to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alba.
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Alba, Italy — 5 nights

Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and Castello della Manta. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo la Torre e il Fiume di masio and Museo dell’Arpa Victor Salvi. Get out of town with these interesting Alba side-trips: Centro Storico (in Saluzzo), Museo degli Acciugai (in Celle di Macra) and Santa Maria del Monastero (in Manta). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime, see the interesting displays at Camo Museo a Cielo Aperto, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Grinzane Cavour, and appreciate the views at Langhe landscapes.

Plan trip to Alba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Turin to Alba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chester.
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Chester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Caernarfon Castle and The Presbyterian Church of Wales, Castle Square will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chester Cathedral and Wesley Church Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Chester: Coed Llandegla Forest (in Llandegla), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, take a peaceful walk through Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, and get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chester attractions planning app.

You can drive from Alba to Chester in 17 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alba to Chester due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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North Holland Province travel guide

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Limburg Province travel guide

4.1
Caves · Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas

Lower Saxony travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Theme Parks
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.
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Bavaria travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles
Bavaria is the country's largest, and one of Europe's oldest continuously existing states. It was established as a duchy in 907. Situated in the southeastern corner of the country, Bavaria is probably what most non-Germans have in mind when they imagine a vacation in Germany. Ironically, much of this region is culturally more like the neighboring Austria and Switzerland. There's much more to Bavaria than just the stereotypical leather trousers (lederhosen), sausages, and beer festivals. This region is one of the country's most popular destinations for tourism and is full of places to visit. It's rich in medieval cities, dense forests, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, picturesque castles, and thriving villages. Bavarians are regarded as the proudest of all Germans. They're loyal to their regional roots and traditions. To soak up the particular local culture of the rural areas, explore the countryside's picture-perfect villages on foot or by bicycle.
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Canton of Vaud travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Castles · Monuments
The sophisticated Canton Vaud sits poised above majestic lakes and suspended across the Jura Mountains and Vaudoise Alps. Immaculate glacier skiing and fine dining are among the many things to do in this region. Lush pastures and sprawling green vineyards featured on the World Heritage List line the valleys dotted with hospitable mountain villages. The cities, on the other hand, offer extensive cultural life, world-class restaurants, and shopping. The capital city of Lausanne is home to the International Olympic Committee. Tourist attractions range from igloo adventures to hot-air balloon rides.
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Piedmont travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.
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Cheshire travel guide

3.8
An idyllic rural retreat for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the big urban centers, Cheshire boasts a rich heritage and history dating to before the Roman era. The region attracts walkers and cyclists, offering a varied landscape of wooded hillsides and gentle lowlands, as well as a sprawling countryside of traditional English market towns and cozy little villages. Cheshire remains a great place for leisurely sightseeing, as it is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. Most travelers invariably end up visiting the nearby giant cities of Manchester or Liverpool, but those choosing to extend their holiday in Cheshire reap the rewards of a slower pace of life and the warm hospitality of the friendly locals.
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