35 days in Europe Itinerary

35 days in Europe Itinerary

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35 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
6
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
7
Turin, Italy
— 6 nights
8
Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Philadelphia, United States

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

Plan my day in Amsterdam using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Philadelphia, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, and finally take a stroll through Zurenborg.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Carolus Borromeus Church ©
Carolus Borromeus Church

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Gravensteen and Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal) will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bruges vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

5
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 Maison d'Erasme will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Rodin and Ile Saint-Louis. Louvre Museum and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, wander the streets of Le Marais, and contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip tool .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Miniature et Cinema and Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon. Get some cultural insight at Cite medievale de Perouges and Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais and ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cite medievale de Perouges
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Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

6
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Armeria Reale and Museo Pietro Micca. Get some historical perspective at Castello di Grinzane Cavour and Castello di Verres. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis (in Vicoforte), Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa) and Castello di Issogne (in Issogne). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale, take an in-depth tour of Museo Egizio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, and examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turin trip planning tool .

You can drive from Lyon to Turin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in March, expect nights in Turin to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Turin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santuario Basilica di Montis Regalis, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Castel Savoia, Santuario di Oropa, Castello di Issogne
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Museo Pietro Micca ©
Museo Pietro Micca
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Santuario di Oropa ©
Santuario di Oropa

5
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Centro Storico and Basilica San Vitale are in your itinerary. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Florence (Academy Of Florence Art Gallery & Pitti Palace) and Ferrara (Palazzo dei Diamanti & Castello Estense). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, don't miss a visit to Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bologna trip planner.

Take a train from Turin to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bologna: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 40°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Florence, Ferrara, Basilica San Vitale
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Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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