56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Alassio, Italy
— 12 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ancona, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pescara, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bolzano, Italy
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Fly to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Torre dei Lamberti, &more), Toni Doro - Il Prosecco (in Vittorio Veneto) and Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, do a tasting at PDC Cartizze, and explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice attractions planning app.

Portland, USA to Venice is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Portland to Venice. In September, daytime highs in Venice are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alassio.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 7:

Alassio, Italy

— 12 nights
Alassio is a town and comune in the province of Savona situated in the western coast of Liguria, Northern Italy, approximately 80km from the French border.Alassio is known for its natural and scenic views. Get out of town with these interesting Alassio side-trips: Centro Storico di Cervo (in Cervo), Abbazia di San Fruttuoso (in Camogli) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bergeggi). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bagni St. Anna, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, don't miss a visit to Finalborgo, and kick back and relax at Bagni Pierinella.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alassio sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Venice to Alassio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in September, Alassio is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Alassio

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 19:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Alassio to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Alassio in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 20th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, then make a trip to Lupanar, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Teatro Grande, take an in-depth tour of Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples trip website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ancona.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Ancona, Italy

— 2 nights
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. On the 22nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Passetto, pause for some photo ops at Monumento ai Caduti, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale San Ciriaco. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at Traghettatori Riviera del Conero, then don't miss a visit to Riviera del Conero, and then get to know the fascinating history of Grotte di Camerano - Citta Sotterranea di Camerano.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ancona trip builder tool.

Drive from Naples to Ancona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Naples in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ancona, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pescara.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Pescara, Italy

— 2 nights
Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riserva Naturale Statale Valle dell'Orfento, then get outside with Il Bosso, and then admire the striking features of Stazione di Pescara Centrale. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Casa Natale di Gabriele d'Annunzio, then snap pictures at Ponte del Mare, and then take a leisurely stroll along Lungomare.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pescara tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ancona to Pescara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Pescara, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ravenna.

Things to do in Pescara

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Ravenna, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero Neoniano (Battistero degli Ortodossi), find something for the whole family at Mirabilandia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, then make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safari Ravenna, and then make a trip to Porto Turistico Cesenatico.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ravenna trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Pescara to Ravenna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Ravenna, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Ravenna

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:

Milan, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and then take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

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

You can drive from Ravenna to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, admire the landmark architecture of Cappelle Medicee, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florence travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bolzano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Bolzano, Italy

— 1 night

Gateway to Dolomites

South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza Walther, then visit Via dei Portici, and then examine the collection at Messner Mountain Museum MMM Firmian.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bolzano itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to Bolzano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, Bolzano is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bolzano

Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Lake Brienz in Brienz, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Bolzano to Grindelwald in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Budapest, Hungary

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Budapest by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Budapest sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 11:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, and make a trip to East Side Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Berlin journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and finally stroll around Vondelpark.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:

Milan, Italy

— 5 nights

Fashion Capital of World

Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Leolandia (in Capriate San Gervasio), Turin (Museo Egizio & Piazza San Carlo) and La Citta Alta (in Bergamo). Explore Milan further: see La Casa Maledetta, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Milan day trip site.

Getting from Paris to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 26:

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.