59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

59 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 6 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 7 nights
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Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Drive to Schengen
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Schengen, Luxembourg
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— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy — 6 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more) and Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planning app.

Birmingham, UK to Venice is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Birmingham in April: high temperatures in Venice hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Milan, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Genoa (Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello & Aquarium of Genoa), Turin (Galleria Sabauda & Museo Egizio) and Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi (in Varenna). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, and explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Milan travel route planner.

You can drive from Venice to Milan in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Milan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Florence, Italy — 5 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence planning site.

You can take a train from Milan to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Museums
Side Trips

Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome journey maker.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Positano (Fornillo, Spiaggia Grande, &more), Villa dei Misteri (in Pompeii) and Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Villa Rufolo). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Oltre I Resti, explore the galleries of Galleria Borbonica, pause for some serene contemplation at Cloister of Santa Chiara, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naples travel site.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Heraklion.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips

Heraklion, Greece — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Heraklion takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Naples to Heraklion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Athens, Greece — 6 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nafplio (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nauplion Promenade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Athens tour site.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Corfu Town.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip

Corfu Town, Greece — 7 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corfu Town: Wellness Spa (in Barbati), Apollo Dive Center (in Nissaki) and Corfu Beer (in Arillas). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu, stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and step into the grandiose world of Angelokastro.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town online road trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Schengen.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Schengen, Luxembourg — 1 night

Schengen is a small wine-making town and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, on the western bank of the river Moselle, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at European Museum Schengen.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Schengen online tour planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Corfu Town to Schengen. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Corfu Town in May, with highs in Schengen at 20°C and lows at 9°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 7 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), Museum De Reede, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, examine the collection at Atomium, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Schengen to Brussels in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks
Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium — 6 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges holiday planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.