56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Kaliningrad, Russia
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Kiel, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Alessandria, Italy
— 2 nights
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Casale Monferrato, Italy
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
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Kaliningrad, Russia — 4 nights

Amber City

A city of science and philosophy, cosmopolitan Kaliningrad once served as a cultural hub of Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort XI Donhoff and Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kurshskaya Kosa and B-413 Submarine Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kaliningrad: Kirch Neuhausen (in Gurevsk) and Tapiau Castle (in Gvardeysk). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Konigsberg Cathedral, examine the collection at Amber Museum, don't miss a visit to Fishing Village, and engage your brain at Museum of the World Ocean.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kaliningrad day trip planning app.

Budapest, Hungary to Kaliningrad is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kaliningrad: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 5 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.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum capture your imagination. The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Berlin, make a side trip to see Bruehlsche Terrasse in Dresden, approximately Dresden away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin day trip website.

Getting from Kaliningrad to Berlin by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kiel.
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Kiel, Germany — 3 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, then gain insight at U-Boot U 995, and then appreciate the history behind Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal). On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Gottorf, take an in-depth tour of Viking Museum Haithabu, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom).

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kiel route maker.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Kiel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Hamburg on the 14th (Wed).
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Popular historic sites such as Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne), Wildpark Luneburger Heide (in Hanstedt) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Planten un Blomen, and explore the activities along Port of Hamburg.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip planning site.

Getting from Kiel to Hamburg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

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 get to explore Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Ghent City Center). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

You can fly from Hamburg to Bruges in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. June in Bruges sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 5 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Cathedral of Our Lady. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Brussels (Autoworld, Horta Museum (Musee Horta), &more) and René Magritte Museum (in Jette). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, make a trip to Grote Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in June, expect nights in Antwerp to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Lier.
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Lier, Belgium — 1 night

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. On the 26th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Rumbold's Cathedral, stroll through Fort Van Duffel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lier trip planning website.

You can drive from Antwerp to Lier in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Liege.
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Liege, Belgium — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Forestia, admire the masterpieces at La Boverie, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Liege trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Lier to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Appreciate the collections at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Cologne Cathedral and Porta Nigra are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cologne: Stadel Museum (in Frankfurt), Trier (Kurfurstliches Palais & St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom)) and Neroberg (in Wiesbaden). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, identify plant and animal life at Nationalpark Eifel, and take an in-depth tour of Romisch-Germanisches Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cologne day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 5 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Hohenschwangau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, walk around English Garden, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munich trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Cologne to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. July in Munich sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 4 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Galata Museo del Mare. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Duomo di Pisa (in Pisa) and Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa del Gesu e dei Santi Ambrogio e Andrea, and get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Genoa online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Genoa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Munich in July since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alessandria.
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Alessandria, Italy — 2 nights

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Truffle Experience, steep yourself in history at La Bollente, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale di Asti Santa Maria Assunta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Pasticceria Gallina, then explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Etnografico C'era una Volta.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alessandria trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Alessandria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alessandria when traveling from Genoa in July, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Casale Monferrato.
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Casale Monferrato, Italy — 4 nights

Casale Monferrato is a town in the Piedmont region in Italy, in the province of Alessandria. Museo etnografico di Coniolo and Museo ArteVino Razzano will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Gozani Di Treville and Ricetto di Candelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Casale Monferrato: Museo Borgogna (in Vercelli) and Santuario di Oropa (in Oropa). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Michele, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Sant'Evasio (Duomo di Casale Monferrato), and see the interesting displays at Jewish Community House Monferrato.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Casale Monferrato online trip planner.

Casale Monferrato is very close to Alessandria. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alessandria in July: highs in Casale Monferrato hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 4 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.
Visit Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi for their historical value. Let the collections at Museo Egizio and Museum of the Risorgimento capture your imagination. When in Turin, make a side trip to see Reggia Di Reale in Venaria Reale, approximately Venaria Reale away. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Sabauda, don't miss a visit to Palazzo Reale Di Torino, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turin road trip planning tool.

Getting from Casale Monferrato to Turin by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Casale Monferrato, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Milan on the 20th (Thu).
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Casa di Giulietta, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, see the interesting displays at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan online itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Turin to Milan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Milan hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 2 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di San Vitale and Piazza Maggiore. Let the collections at Museo Civico Medievale and Museo Ferrari capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe (in Classe) and Il Teatro dell'Aria (in Gradara). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip tool.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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