56 days in Europe Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Alessandria, Italy
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Brescia, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 7 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 day
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Le Havre, France
— 5 nights
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Calais, France
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Turin, Italy — 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica di Superga and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Forte di Bard (in Bard), Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Reggia Di Reale (in Venaria Reale). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), get engrossed in the history at Borgo Medievale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Turin is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Turin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alessandria.
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Alessandria, Italy — 4 nights

Alessandria is a city and comune in Piedmont, Italy, and the capital of the Province of Alessandria. You'll explore and learn at Museo delle Divise Militari and Museo del mare. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo etnografico di Coniolo and Museo la Torre e il Fiume di masio. Take a break from Alessandria with a short trip to Truffle Experience in Gavi, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Cittadella di Alessandria, take an in-depth tour of Museo Marengo, and look for gifts at Pasticceria Gallina.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alessandria trip site.

Traveling by car from Turin to Alessandria takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Genoa.
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Genoa, Italy — 5 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova and Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Bianco. Appreciate the collections at Museo di Palazzo Reale and Dialogo nel Buio. Explore Genoa's surroundings by going to Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & St Martin Cathedral), Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Camposanto, &more) and 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours (in Manarola). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Genoa, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, and stop by Boccadasse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Genoa online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Alessandria to Genoa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Alessandria in June since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 6 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera. Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan route website.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. While traveling from Genoa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll travel to Brescia.
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Brescia, Italy — 3 nights

Lioness of Italy

As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Let the collections at La Limonaia del Castel and Museo di Santa Giulia capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Parco Archeologico Naturalistico della Rocca di Manerba del Garda and Grotte di Catullo. Change things up with these side-trips from Brescia: Sirmione (Castello Scaligero & Jamaica Beach). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Brescia Castle.

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You can take a train from Milan to Brescia in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 4 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Popular historic sites such as Piazza San Marco and Doge's Palace are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. Venture out of the city with trips to Florence (Piazza del Duomo, Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, &more) and Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, make a trip to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and see the interesting displays at La Macchina del Tempo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bologna vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Brescia to Bologna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bologna sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 7 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as Vatican Museums and Palatine Hill are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bologna to Rome by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Miniature et Cinema. Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Lyon with an excursion to Safari de Peaugres in Peaugres--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and examine the collection at Musee des Confluences.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lyon road trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Lyon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect Lyon to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.
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Clermont-Ferrand, France — 1 day

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
On the 19th (Tue), examine the collection at L'Aventure Michelin, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tournoel, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Volcano Park of Lemptegy.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Clermont-Ferrand itinerary app.

You can drive from Lyon to Clermont-Ferrand in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lyon in July; daily highs in Clermont-Ferrand reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Le Havre.
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Le Havre, France — 5 nights

Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee Maison de L'Armateur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Havre: Memorial de Caen (in Caen), Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur) and Cave Cidricole Lecornu (in Bayeux). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Joseph, take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Le Havre travel route planner.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Le Havre in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. While traveling from Clermont-Ferrand, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Le Havre, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Calais.
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Calais, France — 2 nights

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at La Coupole and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint-Omer Cathedrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hike along Promenade des Remparts, then stroll the grounds of Etaples Military Cemetery, and then stop by Calais Wine Superstore.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Calais trip site.

You can drive from Le Havre to Calais in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 4 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges journey planner.

Drive from Calais to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp, Belgium — 3 nights

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 MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get some cultural insight at Beguinage and Museum Plantin-Moretus. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Heidebos (in Wachtebeke), Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Mechelen.
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Mechelen, Belgium — 1 night

Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Dyle Path, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mechelen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Mechelen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Chemin de la Corniche and Letzebuerg City Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Ducal Palace and Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Vianden Castle (in Vianden), MNHM National Museum of Military History (in Diekirch) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Thungen, take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and don't miss a visit to Court of Justice of the European Union.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planning tool.

Drive from Mechelen to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. August in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Esch-sur-Alzette.
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — 1 night

Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. On the 7th (Sun), meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Esch-sur-Alzette itinerary maker website.

Esch-sur-Alzette is just a stone's throw from Luxembourg City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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