55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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55 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
train + bus + train:  8​h
1
Le Mans, France
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
3
Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pisa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Barberino Di Mugello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
6
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 7 nights
9
Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Colditz, Germany
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
12
Assen, Holland
— 1 day
13
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

6
nights
Le Mans, France

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Change things up with these side-trips from Le Mans: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Chateau de Chenonceau (in Chenonceaux) and Eglise Saint Sauveur (in Belleme). Spend the 21st (Tue) in the animal kingdom at Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame d'Alencon, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Villandry, and have some family-friendly fun at Energie Paintball.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Le Mans road trip tool .

London, UK to Le Mans is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May in Le Mans, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Le Mans

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bioparc De Doue La Fontaine, Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, Chateau de Chenonceau, Troglo Degusto, Chateau Royal d'Amboise
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Troglo Degusto ©
Troglo Degusto
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lyon: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Chapelle Saint-Vincent. (in Irouleguy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online itinerary planner .

Take a train from Le Mans to Lyon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and tram; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Fun & Games

Side Trips

Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Chapelle Saint-Vincent.
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Traboules du Vieux Lyon ©
Traboules du Vieux Lyon

4
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.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano (in Albugnano), Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio (in Piossasco). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Egyptian Museum of Turin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin visit site .

Getting from Lyon to Turin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pisa.

Things to do in Turin

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Langhe landscapes UNESCO, River Rafting & Tubing, Abbazia di Santa Maria di Vezzolano, Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio, Basilica of Superga
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Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio ©
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

5
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Gimignano (Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, Fattoria Il Piano - Vineyard, & more), Porta Nova (in Siena) and Monterosso al Mare (Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, Pescaturismo a Monterosso, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Leaning Tower of Pisa, get to know the fascinating history of Borgo Storico di Corniglia, step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pisa trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Pisa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Turin in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Pisa, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Barberino Di Mugello.

Things to do in Pisa

Outdoors Wineries Trails

Side Trips

Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Porta Nova
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Fattoria Il Piano ©
Fattoria Il Piano
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Cinque Terre footpaths ©
Cinque Terre footpaths

1
night
Barberino Di Mugello, Italy

Barberino Di Mugello
Barberino di Mugello is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25km north of Florence. For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Barberino Di Mugello trip builder app .

You can drive from Pisa to Barberino Di Mugello in 1.5 hours. In June in Barberino Di Mugello, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 3rd (Mon), you're off toMunich.

Things to do in Barberino Di Mugello

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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5
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Munich is known for parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Schloss Nymphenburg, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and explore the activities along English Garden.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barberino Di Mugello to Munich. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barberino Di Mugello in June; daily highs in Munich reach 26°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

6
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wurzburg (Marienburg Fortress & Würzburg Residence) and Rothenburg (Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), & more). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Germanisches Nationalmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Stadtpark.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg road trip planner.

You can drive from Munich to Nuremberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Wurzburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

7
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Old Town Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, meet the residents at Prague Zoo, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Prague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

6
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Dresden is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, fun & games, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Zwinger, have fun at Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, see the interesting displays at Museum fur Sachsische Volkskunst mit Puppentheatersammlung, and wander the streets of Gorlitzer Strasse.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dresden online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Prague to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Dresden can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colditz.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Zwinger ©
Zwinger
Frauenkirche ©
Frauenkirche

1
night
Colditz, Germany

Colditz
Colditz is a small town in the district of Leipzig, in Saxony, Germany. To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colditz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Colditz takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dresden in June, Colditz is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Colditz

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 30th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cologne sightseeing planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Colditz to Cologne. Traveling from Colditz in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Cologne, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Assen.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites
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Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Kolner Dom ©
Kolner Dom
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

1
day
Assen, Holland

Assen
Assen is a municipality and a city in the northeastern Netherlands, and is the capital of the province of Drenthe. For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Assen road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Cologne to Assen takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Assen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 1st (Mon), you're off toAmsterdam.

Things to do in Assen

Parks Outdoors Museums
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7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), & more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip website .

Getting from Assen to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Hague
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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