52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Portmeirion, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Etretat, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Weener, Germany
— 1 night
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Drive to Bremen Airport, Fly to Friedrichshafen Airport, Drive to Lindau
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Lindau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Tremezzina, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 11 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Westminster, Tower Bridge, Jane Austen's House, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Courtauld Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portmeirion.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trip

Portmeirion, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
The Beatles Story has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), examine the collection at The Beatles Story. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portmeirion trip maker site.

You can drive from London to Portmeirion in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Portmeirion hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 52°F. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to Rouen.

Things to do in Portmeirion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rouen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rouen day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portmeirion to Rouen. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portmeirion to Rouen. When traveling from Portmeirion in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rouen: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 51°F at night. You'll set off for Etretat on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Etretat, France

— 1 night
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Etretat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Etretat are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Bayeux.

Things to do in Etretat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Bayeux, France

— 1 night
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee D-Day Omaha, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Etretat to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In June in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of La Madeleine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

Discover how to plan a Paris trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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.
For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City day trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the galleries of Atomium, visit Quartier Marolles, then wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels vacation planner.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Groningen.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Groningen, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Klooster-wandeling Aduard, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Geertruidsgasthuis, and then examine the collection at GRID Graphic Museum Groningen.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Groningen attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Groningen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Groningen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. You will leave for Weener on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Weener, Germany

— 1 night
Weener is a town in the district of Leer, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the waterfront at Alte Hafen and then get engrossed in the history at Heimatmuseum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Weener trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Groningen to Weener in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lindau.

Things to do in Weener

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Lindau, Germany

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Peterskirche, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Munster Unserer Lieben Frau. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Stephanskirche, then find something for the whole family at Ravensburger Spieleland Freizeitpark & Feriendorf, and then identify plant and animal life at Eriskircher Ried Naturschutzgebiet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lindau trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Weener to Lindau with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Lindau can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 3 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 discover tucked-away gems like Munich Residenz and FC Bayern Museum. Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the activities along English Garden, admire the masterpieces at Lenbachhaus, examine the collection at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, and explore the historical opulence of Schloss Schleissheim.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munich trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Lindau to Munich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Flussbad Oberer Letten. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Zoological Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder app.

You can fly from Munich to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Step off the beaten path and head to Harderkulm and Schynige Platte. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail) and Maennlichen Royal Walk (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, and Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning website.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Tremezzina, Italy

— 2 nights
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Visit Greenway del Lago di Como and Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa del Balbianello and Chiosco Villa Carlotta. Explore Tremezzina's surroundings by going to Il Sentiero delle Espressioni (in Schignano) and Parrocchia di Santa Tecla (in Torno). It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parrocchia di S. Abbondio.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tremezzina online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Tremezzina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In July, Tremezzina is a bit warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Venice.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 6 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Storico di Venezia and Dorsoduro. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Ca' d'Oro. Venture out of the city with trips to Lido (in Lido di Venezia), La Cinta Muraria - Camminamento di Ronda (in Cittadella) and Basilica Palladiana (in Vicenza). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Venice trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Tremezzina to Venice by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 11 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura. Get some historical perspective at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Acqua e Sale - Stabilimento Balneare (in Maccarese), Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica (in Ostia Antica) and Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, admire the striking features of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Pompeii.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Pompeii, Italy

— 1 night

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Lupanar, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then explore the ancient world of Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, and finally delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa del Fauno, then delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then explore the ancient world of House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), and finally explore the ancient world of Forum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pompeii travel app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Pompeii takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pompeii can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Pompeii

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Normandy travel guide

4.6
Monuments · Landmarks · History Museums
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."