58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Reims, France
— 3 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
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Orleans, France
— 1 night
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Caen, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights

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Aalborg, Denmark

— 2 nights
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lille Vildmose Centret and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hadsund Dyrehave. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus, steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aalborg day trip planning website.

Copenhagen to Aalborg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Helligaandskirken and Vor Frue Kirke. You'll explore and learn at Moesgaard Museum and Den Gamle By. Change things up with these side-trips from Aarhus: Givskud Zoo (in Give), Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church (in Jelling) and Porskaer Stenhus (in Knebel). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Nicolai Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mollestien, and identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Aarhus day trip site.

Drive from Aalborg to Aarhus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Aarhus sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can fly to Reims.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Reims, France

— 3 nights

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Hotel Le Vergeur Museum and Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun will appeal to museum buffs. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Museum of the Surrender will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Reims: Verdun Memorial (in Fleury-Devant-Douaumont), Moet et Chandon (in Epernay) and Chateau de Pierrefonds (in Pierrefonds). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palais du Tau and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Remi.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Reims route builder app.

Fly from Aarhus to Reims in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Aarhus, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Reims, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand planner.

You can fly from Reims to Clermont-Ferrand in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Reims in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Clermont-Ferrand. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Orleans.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 22:

Orleans, France

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Memorial des enfants du Vel d'Hiv, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orleans route planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 23:

Caen, France

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee du debarquement. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema (in Arromanches-les-Bains) and Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, indulge your taste buds at Cave Cidricole Lecornu, and brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Caen attractions site.

You can drive from Orleans to Caen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Caen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Marseille, France

— 5 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get some cultural insight at Palais des Papes and Chateau d'If. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Decouverte du Vivant (in Sanary-sur-Mer), Trolib (in Cassis) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime, take a stroll through The Panier, and take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marseille online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Caen in June, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Naples.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Naples, Italy

— 5 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Get some cultural insight at Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Ravello. Popular historic sites such as Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Museo Cappella Sansevero are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Villa Rufolo (in Ravello), Lupanar (in Pompeii) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli, get curious at MUSA - Museo Universitario delle Scienze e delle Arti, and get a tailor-made plan with Adolfo Scotto di Luzio Private Driver.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Naples trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Naples takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and enjoy breathtaking views from Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 15:

Bologna, Italy

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Piazza San Marco and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Doge's Palace and Piazza del Duomo. Change things up with these side-trips from Bologna: Florence (Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, &more) and Venice (St Mark's Campanile, Canal Grande, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, examine the collection at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Bologna 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 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

Milan, Italy

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Pinacoteca di Brera capture your imagination. Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Arena di Verona, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Milan travel planning app.

You can take a train from Bologna to Milan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

Genoa, Italy

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, meet the residents at Aquarium of Genoa, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi and then get a dose of the wild on Set Sail Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Genoa itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Milan to Genoa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Genoa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Turin, Italy

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, shop like a local with Reggia di Venaria Reale, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Reale, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

Before you visit Turin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Genoa in July since evenings lows in Turin dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Patek Philippe Museum and Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's much more to do: walk around Jardin Anglais, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva visit planner.

Getting from Turin to Geneva by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in July, Geneva is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Museum Rietberg. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (The Rosengart Collection & Chapel Bridge). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online vacation builder.

Fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and The Karen Blixen Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Zurich to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9: