59 days in Europe Itinerary

59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bordeaux, France
— 5 nights
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Nantes, France
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
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Jena, Germany
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 1 night
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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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.
CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and Musee d'Aquitaine will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lascaux Caves 4 (in Montignac), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, take a tour by water with Croisiere Jouvence, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of La Cite du Vin.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux road trip planning site.

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain to Bordeaux is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 18:

Nantes, France

— 4 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Get a sense of the local culture at Les Machines de L'ile and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Arts de Nantes and Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage. Change things up with these side-trips from Nantes: Chateau de Langeais (in Langeais), Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Promenades en Chaland - Valerie Aoustin-Huard (in Saint-Joachim). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, shop like a local with Passage Pommeraye, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Plantes.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nantes trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Nantes, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Manchester.

Things to do in Nantes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 22:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chatsworth House and Clayton Hall Museum. Appreciate the collections at Merseyside Maritime Museum and People's History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendal Parish Church (in Kendal), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and Liverpool (Liverpool Cathedral & Royal Albert Dock Liverpool). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Predator Experience, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, and make a trip to Manchester Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manchester day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Nantes to Manchester takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Nantes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Manchester, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Leeds, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as York Minster and Priory Church are in your itinerary. National Railway Museum and Royal Armouries Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Leeds: York (Castle Howard, The York Army Museum, &more), RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at National Centre for Birds of Prey and explore the wide array of goods at Fabrication Crafts.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Leeds vacation app.

You can drive from Manchester to Leeds in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Leeds sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Brussels.

Things to do in Leeds

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

— 6 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.
Grand Place and Gravensteen will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels route planner.

Traveling by flight from Leeds to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Leeds to Brussels due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Leeds, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 9:

Cologne, Germany

— 4 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum). You'll explore and learn at Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Museum Ludwig. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cologne: Aachen (Couven Museum & Aachen Cathedral) and Trier (Kurfurstliches Palais, Porta Nigra, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne and get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum).

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Cologne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Cologne sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bremen.

Things to do in Cologne

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Bremen, Germany

— 1 night

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, ponder the world of politics at Bremer Rathaus, and then see the interesting displays at Universum Bremen.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bremen tour planner.

You can drive from Cologne to Bremen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Bremen, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jena.

Things to do in Bremen

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

Jena, Germany

— 1 night
Jena is a German university city and the second largest city in Thuringia. To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jena online trip maker.

You can drive from Bremen to Jena in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Jena

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Kunstgewerbemuseum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Jena to Berlin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Moscow.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Moscow, Russia

— 4 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Square and State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow Kremlin and Bulgakov's House Museum-Theater will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at New Tretyakov Gallery, learn about all things military at Armoury Chamber, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vysoko-Petrovskiy Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Moscow road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Moscow takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Moscow are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rostov-on-Don.

Things to do in Moscow

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Rostov-on-Don, Russia

— 1 night

Gates to the Caucasus

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
On the 23rd (Sat), look for gifts at Semikarakorskaya Ceramics Official Store, head outdoors with Rostov-on-Don Embankment, and then visit Underpass Art. On your second day here, cool off at H2O Aquapark.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Rostov-on-Don tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Moscow to Rostov-on-Don in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Moscow in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Rostov-on-Don: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Rostov-on-Don

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 2 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Museum of Illusions and Jvari Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Narikala Fortress and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Spend the 25th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rostov-on-Don to Tbilisi takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rostov-on-Don to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Milan, Italy

— 4 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Universal Diving School (in Alzate Brianza). And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Milan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Milan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Milan due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Turin, Italy

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Egizio and Basilica of Superga. Let the collections at Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Forte di Bard capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Turin road trip site.

Getting from Milan to Turin by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Turin

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and Catedral de Segovia will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, Church of Santo Tomé, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Turin in August, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Zaragoza, Spain

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then examine the collection at Museo del Fuego y de los Bomberos, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza online route planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Zaragoza sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zaragoza

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