56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alessandria, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brescia, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 day
Drive
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Le Havre, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Calais, France
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Superga and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Reggia Di Reale (in Venaria Reale). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Turin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alessandria.
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Alessandria, Italy — 4 nights

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. You'll explore and learn at Museo delle Divise Militari and Museo del mare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo etnografico di Coniolo and Cittadella di Alessandria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alessandria: Truffle Experience (in Gavi) and Museo la Torre e il Fiume di masio (in Masio). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Museo Marengo and look for gifts at Pasticceria Gallina.

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Traveling by car from Turin to Alessandria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Alessandria can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for Genoa on the 21st (Tue).
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Genoa, Italy — 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola. Appreciate the collections at Museo di Palazzo Reale and Galata Museo del Mare. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Camposanto, &more), Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & St Martin Cathedral) and 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, admire the masterpieces at Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco, and stop by Boccadasse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Genoa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Alessandria to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alessandria in June since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Civic Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca di Brera. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan route website.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. While traveling from Genoa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Brescia.
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Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

Brescia, Italy — 3 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Let the collections at La Limonaia del Castel and Museo di Santa Giulia capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda and Grotte di Catullo. Change things up with these side-trips from Brescia: Sirmione (Castello Scaligero & Jamaica Beach). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle.

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You can take a train from Milan to Brescia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Civico Medievale. Venture out of the city with trips to Florence (Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, &more) and Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna, don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and take an in-depth tour of La Macchina del Tempo.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Brescia to Bologna by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore.

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Getting from Bologna to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 16:

Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Musee Miniature et Cinema and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Lyon with an excursion to Safari de Peaugres in Peaugres--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and examine the collection at Musee des Confluences.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lyon road trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Lyon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect Lyon to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Clermont-Ferrand, France — 1 day

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tournoel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Volcano Park of Lemptegy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Clermont-Ferrand itinerary app.

You can drive from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lyon in July; daily highs in Clermont-Ferrand reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre, France — 5 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Maison de L'Armateur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Memorial de Caen (in Caen), Cave Cidricole Lecornu (in Bayeux) and Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fondation Claude Monet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Le Havre travel route planner.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Le Havre in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Clermont-Ferrand, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Le Havre, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Calais.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Calais, France — 2 nights

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hike along Promenade des Remparts, then stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Calais trip site.

You can drive from Le Havre to Calais in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Bruges, Belgium — 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges journey planner.

Drive from Calais to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Antwerp.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Antwerp, Belgium — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Get some cultural insight at Beguinage and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Heidebos (in Wachtebeke), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mechelen.
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Mechelen, Belgium — 1 night

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dyle Path, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mechelen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Mechelen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Chemin de la Corniche and Vianden Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Ducal Palace and MNHM National Museum of Military History. Step out of Luxembourg City with an excursion to Beaufort Castles in Beaufort--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, and examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mechelen to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Esch-sur-Alzette.
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — 1 night

Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. On the 7th (Sun), meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Esch-sur-Alzette itinerary maker website.

Esch-sur-Alzette is just a stone's throw from Luxembourg City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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