57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
12
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Madurodam will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis), &more) and Het steen (in Delft). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary app.

Paris, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, Het steen, Madurodam
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Venture out of the city with trips to Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom (in Antwerp). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Memorial Waterloo 1815, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Western Cemetery, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Folklore Museum, admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ghent
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Tate Modern. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Clarence House, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bruges to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bruges to London is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary, The Musical Museum, Kent Owl Academy
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Snowshill Manor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Combe Mill and The Jane Austen Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, explore the ancient world of Hailes Abbey, delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Winchcombe, Burford, Glastonbury, Malmesbury Market Cross
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Visit Durham Cathedral and York Minster for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Durham (Lindisfarne Gospels, Durham Castle, &more), National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our York day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Durham, York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Beacon Alpacas
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
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Beacon Alpacas ©
Beacon Alpacas
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane) and Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). The adventure continues: take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, and shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Strathblane Falconry, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 1:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Museum-lovers will get to explore Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Piazza delle Erbe, &more) and Padua (Scrovegni Chapel, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and contemplate the long history of St Mark's Campanile.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Venice is 1 hour. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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Getting from Venice to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
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Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & Torre Grossa), Radda in Chianti (Fattoria di Montemaggio & Castello di Monterinaldi) and Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online journey maker.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, San Gimignano, Radda in Chianti, Accademia del Buon Gusto
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Milan trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in October, you will find days in Milan are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Como, Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
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Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata ©
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore and learn at Sherlock Holmes Museum and Schweizerisches . Chateau de Chillon and Church of the Holy Ghost will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Maennlichen), Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Axalp (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bern attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Bern takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, Bern is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Museums Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Chateau de Chillon
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen), Appenzell (Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, &more) and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR (in Stein). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Pilatus Luzern, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip tool.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Appenzell, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town

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