57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

57 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Cannes, France
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Assisi, Italy
— 4 nights
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Siena, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Grote Markt for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Old Church, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, &more), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Bruges, Belgium — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Church of Our Lady Bruges will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Graslei and Korenlei in Ghent, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 7 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Musee de l'Orangerie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Eglise Saint-Nicolas (in Le Bourget) and Verrerie d'art (in Soisy-sur-Ecole). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the activities along Seine River, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 6 nights

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Appreciate the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Les Musees de La Citadelle. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Le Suquet. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Be Free 2 Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Nice (Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, Spas, &more) and La cité médiévale (in Eze). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at Azur Wine Tours, explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso, steep yourself in history at Villa Eilenroc, and get to know the fascinating history of Rue d'Antibes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes journey maker website.

Getting from Paris to Cannes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in June since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to Passeig de Gracia and La Boqueriafor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll around Parc Guell, examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic, and wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

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Getting from Cannes to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Ibiza Town.
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Ibiza Town, Spain — 4 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cala Comte and Ibiza Cathedral. Visit Castell de Eivissa and Puig de Missa for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ibiza Town: Cala Bassa (in Sant Antoni de Portmany), S'Arenal Petit (in Portinatx) and Sant Joan de Labritja (Cala S'Illot des Rencli & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Dalt Vila, stroll through Port Des Torrent, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, and examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ravello.
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Ravello, Italy — 2 nights

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take advantage of the amenities at Fornillo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, get a taste of the local shopping with Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, and finally admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ravello online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Ravello in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Ravello. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Pantheon will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome online tour builder.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in June, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Assisi.
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Assisi, Italy — 4 nights

City of Peace

Rich in culture and religious tradition, Assisi is known as the birthplace of St.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Papale e Sacro Convento di San Francesco d'Assisi and Montioni Frantoio e Cantina. Appreciate the collections at Studio Moretti Caselli and Roman Forum and Archaeological Museum. Explore Assisi's surroundings by going to Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti (in Perugia) and Vineria del Carmine (in La Bruna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Chiara, contemplate the long history of Eremo delle Carceri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli - Porziuncola, and see the interesting displays at Museo della Porziuncola.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Assisi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Assisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Assisi, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Siena.
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Siena, Italy — 4 nights

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Siena and Santuario di Santa Caterina are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Campo and Castiglion del Bosco Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siena: Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona (in Castelnuovo dell'Abate), San Gimignano (Fattoria Il Piano, Church of Sant'Agostino, &more) and Podere Il Cocco (in Montalcino). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francesco, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre del Mangia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Siena trip app.

Getting from Assisi to Siena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Siena, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Piazza del Duomo and Basilica San Miniato al Monte. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and Pitti Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

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.
You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Casa di Giulietta. Discover out-of-the-way places like San Giorgio Maggiore and St Mark's Campanile. Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Cannaregio, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Venice are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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