56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Pantheon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

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Pantheon
4.8
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Colosseum
4.7

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo di San Marco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

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World heritage site
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

5
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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Basilica di San Marco. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Museo Correr. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani, &more) and Verona (Arche Scaligere, Casa di Giulietta, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Ca' d'Oro, and explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venice online route planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Doge's Palace
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Piazza San Marco
4.4
Architectural Building
Basilica di San Marco
4.4

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Turin (Galleria Sabauda, Museo Egizio, &more). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli, examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan holiday builder website.

Getting from Venice to Milan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

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Art Museum
Museo Egizio
4.6
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Religious Site
Duomo di Milano
4.8

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Burgkirche Raron and Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valere Basilica and Mountaineers' Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Trapgame (in Charrat), Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion) and Stockalper Palace (in Brig). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Getting from Milan to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. You'll explore and learn at Chaplin's World and Gruyeres Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Geneva (Patek Philippe Museum & MB&F M.A.D.Gallery), Fondation Beyeler (in Riehen) and Queen Studio Experience (in Montreux). There's much more to do: walk around Creux du Van, see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalena Hermitage, and take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern journey builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Bern, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

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Castle
Gruyeres Castle
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Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and St Mauritius Church for their historical value. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Friedhof Fluntern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen) and Lucerne (Lion Monument, The Rosengart Collection, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder site.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

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Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and MNHM National Museum of Military History. Vianden Castle and Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Clervaux (The Family of Man & Chateau de Clervaux), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Eglise St. Laurent (in Diekirch). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), take an in-depth tour of 385th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, and delve into the distant past at Bourscheid Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Castle
Vianden Castle
4.6
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Historic Walking Area
Le Chemin de la Corniche
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Marseille.

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Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Eiffel Tower
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Louvre Museum
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then take a stroll through The Panier, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally examine the collection at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Trolib, then admire the masterpieces at L'Argilla, then steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 22°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Palais Lascaris and Musée Marc Chagall will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette), Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes (in Antibes) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip app.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April in Nice, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Easy Dive
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Saint-Paul de Vence
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