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 + Shuttle:  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 NEMO Science Museum. 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, take a stroll through The Jordaan, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

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 do a combination of train and flight; 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, Madurodam, Het steen
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 St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Royal Palace of Brussels. Venture out of the city with trips to MAS - Museum aan de Stroom (in Antwerp) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and admire the striking features of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip builder.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Memorial Waterloo 1815
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 10:
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Friet Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Western Cemetery, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate the long history of Brugse Vrije.

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You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. 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 Victoria and Albert Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Houses of Parliament. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). 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 don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

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

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 Castle Combe Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Snowshill Manor and Charlbury Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Swinbrook (St Oswald's Church & St Mary's Church), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at Belas Knap, look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bath visit planning app.

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Glastonbury, Burford, Winchcombe, Castle Combe Village
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

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 Lindisfarne Gospels. Visit Durham Cathedral and Ushaw College for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), Durham Castle (in Durham) 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 bus, 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, National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre, 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 St Giles' Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. 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). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary builder.

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, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 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, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' d'Oro, and contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Edinburgh to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. 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 Tesoro di San Pietro capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

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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 Pitti Palace. Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Radda in Chianti (Fattoria di Montemaggio & Castello di Monterinaldi), Siena (Casa di Santa Caterina, Scuola di Cucina di Lella, &more) and San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & Torre Grossa). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and examine the collection at Museo di San Marco.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Siena, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, 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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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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 Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Klingendes Museum. Chateau de Chillon and Church of the Holy Ghost will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Axalp (in Brienz), Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Maennlichen). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and shop like a local with SOON Galerie.

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

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Axalp, 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 Old Town and Haus zum Rech. Museum Rietberg and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR (in Stein), Appenzell (Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, Kunstmuseum Appenzell, &more) and Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich vacation builder app.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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