44 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Freiberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Worms, Germany
— 2 nights
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Dusseldorf, Germany
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Lier, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): browse the exhibits of National Museum of Denmark, pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, and finally make a trip to The Little Mermaid. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, take an in-depth tour of Amalienborg Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Aalborg.
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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 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Vikingemuseet Lindholm Hoje, identify plant and animal life at Saebygaard Skov - Saeby, and then identify plant and animal life at Fisketrappen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Aalborg Zoologiske Have, then get a dose of the wild on Lille Vildmose Centret, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hadsund Dyrehave.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aalborg online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Aalborg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Aalborg can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 2 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 5th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Luneburger Heide, identify plant and animal life at Altes Land, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at U-Bootmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, and finally see the interesting displays at Miniatur Wunderland.

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You can drive from Aalborg to Hamburg in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bremen.
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Bremen, Germany — 2 nights

Short-Way City

A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen and then make a trip to Historische Altstadt. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), contemplate the long history of Bremer Rathaus, then have fun and explore at Klimahaus Bremerhaven, and finally see the interesting displays at Deutsches Auswandererhaus.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bremen online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Bremen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Freiberg.
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Freiberg, Germany — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Deutsche Uhrenmuseum Glashutte, then brush up on your military savvy at Koenigstein Fortress, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Weesenstein. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Dom St. Marien, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Freudenstein, then browse the exhibits of Terra Mineralia, and finally admire the local landmark of Brunnen Obermarkt "Otto der Reiche".

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Freiberg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bremen to Freiberg by car takes about 4.5 hours. In June in Freiberg, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nuremberg.
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Nuremberg, Germany — 2 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Tiefer Brunnen, explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, and finally steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds). Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral.

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You can drive from Freiberg to Nuremberg in 3.5 hours. In June in Nuremberg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Worms.
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Worms, Germany — 2 nights

Worms is a city in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, situated on the Upper Rhine about 60km south-southwest of Frankfurt-am-Main. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Horlachgraben, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephan's Church (Stephanskirche), then take an in-depth tour of Gutenberg Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mainz Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Augustine's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu Worms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Judischer Friedhof Heiliger Sand, see the interesting displays at Technik Museum Speyer, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Speyer Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Kirche.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Worms vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nuremberg to Worms takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Gelsenkirchen.
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany — 2 nights

Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of LVR-Archaologischer Park Xanten, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Viktor Dom, and then explore the world behind art at StiftsMuseum Xanten. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Nordkirchen, and then get in on the family fun at Alma-Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gelsenkirchen online route planner.

Getting from Worms to Gelsenkirchen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dusseldorf.
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Dusseldorf, Germany — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of Germany

Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then wander the streets of Konigsallee, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rheinuferpromenade. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and finally snap pictures at Hohenzollern Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dusseldorf trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Gelsenkirchen to Dusseldorf takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Visit Graslei and Korenlei and Cathedral of Our Lady for their historical value. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), pause for some photo ops at Brabo's Monument, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary site.

Drive from Dusseldorf to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lier.
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Lier, Belgium — 2 nights

Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Zimmer Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Kazerne Dossin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral, then take in the pleasant sights at Dyle Path, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lier day trip planning website.

Getting from Antwerp to Lier by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Lier, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Visit St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Lier to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Brussels, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Alfonso de’ Liguori, then take in the exciting artwork at Reggia Di Reale, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turin trip planning tool.

You can fly from Brussels to Turin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, Turin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Genoa.
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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 30th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Palazzo Reale, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Tesoro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, surround yourself with nature on Set Sail Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Genoa trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Genoa, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, then engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milan trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Genoa to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Genoa in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Milan, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bologna.
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Bologna, Italy — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica di San Vitale and Piazza Maggiore. Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Basilica di San Domenico will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: Ravenna (Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo & Mausoleo di Galla Placidia), Basilica Di Sant'Apollinare In Classe (in Classe) and Il Villaggio delle Cicogne (in Fosso Ghiaia). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, enjoy breathtaking views from Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bologna trip builder app.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo capture your imagination. Colosseum and Palatine Hill will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): visit Altstadt Luzern, see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Peakdivers. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staatsgalerie and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. Venture out of the city with trips to Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm) and Burg Hohenzollern (in Bisingen). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart, admire the landmark architecture of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Stuttgart online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Stuttgart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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