57 days in Europe Itinerary

57 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Biel, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lille, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montbeliard, France
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kleine Scheidegg and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee), Interlaken (Schlosskirche & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Maennlichen (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Bern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Roter Platz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurenzen, then admire the landmark architecture of Kathedrale St.Gallen, then see the interesting displays at Textile Museum St.Gallen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, and finally examine the collection at Museum Appenzell.

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Getting from Zurich to St. Gallen by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Biel.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Biel, Switzerland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Taubenlochschlucht, then look for all kinds of wild species at Einsiedelei St. Verena, then don't miss a visit to St. Ursenkathedrale, and finally examine the collection at Omega Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Biel trip maker website.

Getting from St. Gallen to Biel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:
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Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, then get great views at Monte San Salvatore, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse.

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Drive from Biel to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Biel in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Lugano. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Lugano

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Bologna, Italy

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bologna's surroundings by going to Florence (Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Piazza del Duomo, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo, contemplate the long history of Piazza Maggiore, and make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bologna trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Lugano to Bologna takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in August, expect nights in Bologna to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 18:

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Visit Colosseum and Piazza Navona for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Oasi Di Fontecchio (in Fontecchio), Campo Imperatore (in Assergi) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rome route planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 23:

Cannes, France

— 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Let the collections at Musee de la Castre and Musee Picasso capture your imagination. Visit Rue d'Antibes and Lérins Islands for their historical value. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Nice (Colline du Chateau overlook, Place Massena, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through La Croisette, don't miss a visit to Rue Meynadier, get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet, and examine the collection at Villa Domergue.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Cannes takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Cannes to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 30:

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Visit Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Castello di Fenis (in Fenis) and Riserva naturale speciale del Sacro Monte di Belmonte (in Valperga). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda, get engrossed in the history at Museo Pietro Micca, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cannes to Turin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cannes in August, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Maison Tavel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva day trip planning website.

Drive from Turin to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Geneva when traveling from Turin in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne day trip website.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Paris, France

— 5 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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Get some historical perspective at Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & The Water Parterres) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Lille, France

— 5 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Australian National Memorial and La Coupole are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Musee Somme 1916. Step out of Lille with an excursion to Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial in Beaumont-Hamel--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, stroll the grounds of VC Corner Australian Cemetery, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lille trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to Lille by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
You'll explore and learn at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Get some historical perspective at Madurodam and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Change things up with these side-trips from Rotterdam: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Grote Markt, &more) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Rotterdam Zoo, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, and take in the views from Erasmus Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip builder website.

You can drive from Lille to Rotterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Strasbourg, France

— 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 23rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, then get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des Aigles, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg online route planner.

Fly from Rotterdam to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Montbeliard.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Montbeliard, France

— 2 nights
Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13km from the border with Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Musee du Chateau des Ducs de Wurtemberg, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Aventure Peugeot, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Christophe de Belfort, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Saint-Martin.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montbeliard trip builder app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Montbeliard by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Montbeliard are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26: