54 days in Europe Itinerary

54 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 11 nights
2
Arbon, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Schwangau, Germany
— 3 nights
4
Munich, Germany
— 7 nights
5
Nuremberg, Germany
— 6 nights
6
Rothenburg, Germany
— 6 nights
7
Stuttgart, Germany
— 5 nights
8
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 4 nights
9
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
10
Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights

11
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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Colosseum and Pantheon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Subiaco (Concattedrale di Sant'Andrea & Monastero Di S.Benedetto) and Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome travel planner.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Rome is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, Rome is somewhat warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Arbon.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Vatican City, Subiaco, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Arbon, Switzerland

Arbon ©
Arbon is a historic and statistic town and a municipality and district capital of the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.Arbon is located on the southern shore of Lake Constance and is situated on a railway line between Konstanz/Romanshorn and Rorschach/Chur, or St. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Schloss Arbon, thenexamine the collection at Saurer Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Autobau, and finally kick back and relax at Strandbad Arbon.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arbon day trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Rome to Arbon with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in September: high temperatures in Arbon hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Schwangau.

Things to do in Arbon

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Autobau
Highlights from your plan
Autobau ©
Autobau
Saurer Museum ©
Saurer Museum
Strandbad Arbon ©
Strandbad Arbon

3
nights
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Neuschwanstein and St.Maria und Florian. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Linderhof and Schloss Hohenschwangau are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Starzlachklamm (in Burgberg im Allgaeu) and Partnachklamm (in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alpseebad and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Welfenmünster.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Schwangau trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Arbon to Schwangau in 2 hours. Traveling from Arbon in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Schwangau, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Steingaden, Hohenschwangau, Starzlachklamm, Partnachklamm, Schloss Linderhof
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

7
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Deutsches Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frauenkirche and St. Michael's Church. When in Munich, make a side trip to see Basilika St. Anna in Altotting, approximately Altotting away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, explore the activities along English Garden, identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus, and admire the masterpieces at Pinakothek der Moderne.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Schwangau to Munich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Basilika St. Anna
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

6
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Get a sense of the local culture at Germanisches Nationalmuseum and St. Lorenz Church. Appreciate the collections at Toy Museum and Bernstein Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nuremberg: Wildpark Hollohe (in Teublitz), Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg (in Regensburg) and Naturschutzgebiet Holle (in Rettenbach). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Schwarzachschlucht, explore the different monuments and memorials at Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, identify plant and animal life at Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nuremberg, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Munich to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wildpark Hollohe, Falknerei Burg Rabenstein, Rock Climbing in Pottenstein, Schwarzachschlucht, Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg
Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

6
nights
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress Marienberg and Roentgen Memorial Site Wuerzburg. Get some historical perspective at Würzburg Residence and Altstadt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rothenburg: Old Town (in Dinkelsbuhl) and Wurzburg (St. Michael Kirche, Augustiner Kloster, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, admire the striking features of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), don't miss a visit to Die Rossmuhle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rothenburg journey planner.

Traveling by car from Nuremberg to Rothenburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Marienkapelle ©
Marienkapelle

5
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mercedes-Benz Museum and Aureliuskirche. You'll explore and learn at Porsche Museum and Staatsgalerie. Change things up with these side-trips from Stuttgart: Monbachtal (in Bad Liebenzell), Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald (in Bad Wildbad) and Baden-Baden (Ruine Hohengerhausen & Weingut Schloss Neuweier). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Eninger Weide, head outdoors with Wasserfallsteig, and admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stuttgart trip maker website.

You can drive from Rothenburg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stuttgart are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Monbachtal, Wasserfallsteig, Zauberland an der Kinzig, Aureliuskirche
Highlights from your plan
Eninger Weide ©
Eninger Weide
Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

4
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Freiburger Münster and Burgruine Hohengeroldseck. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Freiburg im Breisgau: Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen (in Rheinhausen), Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee (in Uhldingen Muhlhofen) and Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald (in Bad Rippoldsau-Schapbach). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Vogelpark Steinen, explore the activities along Nonnenmattweiher, and step into the grandiose world of Burg Küssaberg.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau travel planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naturschutzgebiet Taubergiessen, Burgruine Hohengeroldseck, Tractor Museum of Lake Bodensee, Vogelpark Steinen, Burg Küssaberg
Highlights from your plan
Alternativer Wolf- Und Barenpark Schwarzwald ©
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck ©
Burgruine Hohengeroldseck

3
nights
Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg ©
A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schloss Heidelberg and Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden. Museum Frieder Burda and Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Heidelberg: Margarethenschlucht (in Neckargerach), Hassmersheim (Deutsche Greifenwarte & Guttenberg Castle (Burg Guttenberg)) and Baden-Baden (Hohenbaden Castle, Kulturhaus LA8, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Tinnunculus and contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Heidelberg journey maker.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Heidelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Hassmersheim, Margarethenschlucht
Highlights from your plan
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Schloss Heidelberg ©
Schloss Heidelberg
Hohenbaden Castle ©
Hohenbaden Castle

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Grote Markt, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more), Ghent (De Assels, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), &more) and Sint-Martinuskerk (in Sint-Martens-Latem). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, explore the world behind art at Gruuthusemuseum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bruges road trip app.

Traveling by car from Heidelberg to Bruges takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Antwerp, Sint-Martinuskerk
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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