56 days in Europe Itinerary

56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Le Claux, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (The Water Parterres, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Montlhery to Paris is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

6
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

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 Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke), Ghent (Design Museum Gent, STAM Ghent City Museum, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get a sense of the local culture at Ghent City Center and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Graslei and Korenlei). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Ghent City Center
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Graslei and Korenlei
4.8

6
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The Hague, The Netherlands

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Paul Tetar van Elven. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nieuwe Kerk and Madurodam. Venture out of the city with trips to Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam) and Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder (in Vlaardingen). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, make a trip to Panorama Mesdag, and examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

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

You can take a train from Antwerp to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Madurodam ©
Theme Park
Madurodam
4.2
Nieuwe Kerk ©
Church
Nieuwe Kerk
4.4

3
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Haarlem, The Netherlands

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frans Hals Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Appreciate the collections at Teylers Museum and Marinemuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haarlem: Noordhollands Duinreservaat (in Bergen aan Zee), Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog) and Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the striking features of Rijksmonument St Laurentiuskerk Heemkerk, contemplate the long history of Stadhuis Haarlem, and get a sense of history and politics at Alkmaar City Hall.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Haarlem trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from The Hague to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Teylers Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Teylers Museum
4.3
Grote Markt ©
Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6
Frans Hals Museum ©
Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
4.4

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, and finally see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Van Gogh Museum ©
Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Anne Frank House ©
Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
Rijksmuseum ©
Must see
Rijksmuseum
4.6

4
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kroller-Muller Museum and Noordbrabants Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Cathedral and Waterpoort te Zaltbommel. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Bosch: Oosterbeek (Airborne Museum at Hartenstein & Airborne Cemetery), Arboretum de Dreijen (in Wageningen) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, take an in-depth tour of Groot Tuighuis, learn about all things military at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel, and steep yourself in history at VVV Bezoekerscentrum De Moriaan.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Den Bosch online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Den Bosch takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Den Bosch can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Noordbrabants Museum ©
History Museum
Noordbrabants Museum
4.4
Kroller-Muller Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kroller-Muller Museum
4.5
Airborne Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Airborne Cemetery
4.8

5
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' (in Halle) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, examine the collection at Autoworld, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip website.

Traveling by car from Den Bosch to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Grand Place ©
Must see
Grand Place
4.8
Atomium ©
Specialty Museum
Atomium
3.8

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

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 Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried (in Neerach), Appenzell (Museum Appenzell & Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte) and Landsgemeindeplatz (in Trogen). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Landesmuseum ©
History Museum
Landesmuseum
3.7
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Historic Walking Area
Landsgemeindeplatz
4.5
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Specialty Museum
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
4.5

3
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and The Cathedral of Bern. Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and The Rosengart Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) & UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mt Pilatus ©
Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7

1
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Geneva, Switzerland

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 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Highlights from your trip

6
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Nice, France

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.
Appreciate the collections at Palais Lascaris and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Easy Dive (in Juan-les-Pins). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, get to know the fascinating history of La Croisette, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

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

You can fly from Geneva to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Geneva in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Easy Dive ©
Must see
Easy Dive
4.9
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

1
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Marseille, France

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then wander the streets of The Panier, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Le Petit Monde de Marcel Pagnol, contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally get a dose of the wild on Trolib.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Le Claux.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
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Le Claux, France

Le Claux is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France. On the 25th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Leger de Cheylade.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Le Claux trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Marseille to Le Claux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Le Claux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Le Claux

Historic Sites

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