59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Lille, France
— 5 nights
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Amiens, France
— 5 nights
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Train to Antony, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Perros-Guirec
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Perros-Guirec, France
— 6 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Biarritz, France
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Antwerp, Belgium — 6 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.
Gravensteen and Rubens House (Rubenshuis) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ghent City Center and Cathedral of Our Lady for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Korenmarkt, &more), Provincial Domain Bulskampveld (in Beernem) and De Fonteintjes (in Bruges). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online trip maker.

Bern, Switzerland to Antwerp is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Antwerp sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 5 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Ducal Palace and MNHM National Museum of Military History. Popular historic sites such as Vianden Castle and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial are in your itinerary. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort), Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal) and 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum (in Perle). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, learn about all things military at Fort Thungen, get engrossed in the history at Museum Drai Eechelen, and see the interesting displays at Musee A Possen.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 8 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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder website.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lille.
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Lille, France — 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Point-du-Jour-Cemetery and Cimetiere Militaire Allemand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: Reserve Naturelle Du Platier D'Oye (in Oye-Plage), Dune Dewulf (in Leffrinckoucke) and Bray-Dunes (Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand & Dune du Perroquet). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole, identify plant and animal life at Site Ornithologique des Cinq Tailles, explore the activities along Parc du Heron, and make a trip to Grande Place.

Planning Lille trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Lille, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amiens.
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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.
Maison de Jules Verne and Maison de la Baie de Somme will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Australian National Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial (in Beaumont-Hamel), Rando-Nature en Somme (in Saint-Valery-sur-Somme) and Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of St-Leu, identify plant and animal life at Domaine du Rohart, stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Le Cachot.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amiens travel route builder.

Take a train from Lille to Amiens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Amiens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Perros-Guirec.
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Perros-Guirec, France — 6 nights

Coast of Pink Granite

Perros-Guirec is a popular seaside resort with beaches and opportunities for water and beach sports.
Grand Site Naturel de Ploumanac'h and Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ploumanac'h LIghthouse and Saint Corentin Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perros-Guirec: Le Botrai (in Saint-Trimoel), Reserve Naturelle de la Baie de Saint-Brieuc (in Hillion) and Gites des Plomarc'h (in Douarnenez). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle des Sept Iles, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pointe de Pen-al-Lann, take an in-depth tour of Musee Memoires 39-45, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe Saint-Mathieu.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Perros-Guirec trip maker tool.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Amiens to Perros-Guirec in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Perros-Guirec, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 5 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Place de la Bourse and Chateau Belingard will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Andre Cathedral and Cathedrale St-Front. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle (in Trelissac), Chateau L'Eveques (in Chateau-l'Eveque) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Lascaux Caves 4, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St-Pierre et St-Paul, step aboard Hermione - La Fayette, and admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Perros-Guirec to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perros-Guirec in October, expect nights in Bordeaux to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Biarritz.
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Biarritz, France — 5 nights

A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Cyprien. Museum-lovers will get to explore Villa Arnaga and Banaka. Get out of town with these interesting Biarritz side-trips: Hendaye (Corniche Basque & Plage d'Hendaye), Coline de la Bergerie (in Cambo les Bains) and Eglise Saint-Martin. (in Saint-Martin-d'Arrossa). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Site d'Arjuzanx, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Mouriscot, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Biarritz day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Biarritz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 6 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.
Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Museo degli Acciugai. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Parco Naturale delle Alpi Marittime (in Valdieri), Centro Recupero Animali Selvatici (in Bernezzo) and Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte di Belmonte (in Valperga). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, identify plant and animal life at Centro Lipu, and contemplate the long history of Palazzo Reale Di Torino.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turin attractions planning app.

You can fly from Biarritz to Turin in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Biarritz in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Wakefield.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Wakefield is a city in West Yorkshire, England, on the River Calder and the eastern edge of the Pennines, which had a population of 77,512 at the 2011 census.Wakefield was dubbed the "Merrie City" in the Middle Ages and in 1538 John Leland described it as, "a very quick market town and meately large; well served of fish and flesh both from sea and by rivers... On the 23rd (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at National Coal Mining Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Wonkey Donkey Visitors Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reptilia Reptile Rescue. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Brockadale Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wakefield travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Wakefield takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Turin to Wakefield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Turin in October, Wakefield is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Leeds.
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Leeds, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Get some cultural insight at York Minster and York Shambles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York City Walls (in York) and Walworth Birds of Prey (in Walworth). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Police Box Wetherby, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armouries Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Beacon Alpacas.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Leeds online tour planner.

Leeds is just a stone's throw from Wakefield. October in Leeds sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Antwerp Province travel guide

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Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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Hauts-de-France travel guide

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Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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Brittany travel guide

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Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.
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Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Piedmont travel guide

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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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West Yorkshire travel guide

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Once the heart of the country’s textile industry, West Yorkshire is now home to thriving cities recognized as major regional financial centers. The county’s biggest and most dominant urban center is Leeds, a city of explosive energy and winner of a string of tourism awards. While Leeds offers a multitude of things to do, including outstanding nightlife, shopping, and dining choices, the city of Bradford is often used as a convenient base for sightseeing in the so-called "Bronte Country," an area of bleak moors and deep valleys vividly described in the works of the famous Bronte sisters. Both of these big cities have reinvented themselves in recent years, replacing the crumbling mills of the Industrial Revolution with outstanding new museums, restaurants, and bars that can easily fill a variety of itineraries.
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