36 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Bremen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Regensburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kassel, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bochum, Germany
— 2 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the striking features of Amalienborg Museum, explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, and finally don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, then identify plant and animal life at Amager Faelled, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen road trip website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 3rd (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Historische Altstadt, then get a sense of history and politics at Bremer Rathaus, then don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, and finally see the interesting displays at Deutsches Auswandererhaus. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), admire the local landmark of Neptunbrunnen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bremen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Bremen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bremen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): engage your brain at Museo Della Scienza E Della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Bremen to Milan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bremen in July, expect Milan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. You'll set off for Genoa on the 7th (Fri).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, get a dose of the wild on Set Sail Tours, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari.

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Getting from Milan to Genoa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Milan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 25°C. You will leave for Turin on the 9th (Sun).
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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.
On the 9th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, then view the masterpieces at Reggia Di Reale, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dell'Annunziata. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Tommaso Apostolo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Superga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Israelitico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turin online vacation planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Turin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Genoa in July, Turin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 11th (Tue), explore the activities along Aare River, explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, then get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Turin to Bern by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Bern. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saarbrucken.
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Saarbrucken, Germany — 2 nights

Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at GONDWANA - the Prehistorium, then contemplate the long history of Voelklinger-Huette, and then admire the striking features of Museum in der Schlosskirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Deutsch-Franzosischer Garten, cool off at Bade- und Saunawelt Calypso, make a trip to Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken, then wander the streets of Saarbrucken Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Historical Museum Saar.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saarbrucken road trip site.

Drive from Bern to Saarbrucken in 4 hours. In July in Saarbrucken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Regensburg.
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Regensburg, Germany — 2 nights

One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Golf Museum, wander the streets of Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St Peter's, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Laeng Kapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): admire the striking features of Kirche Sankt Kassians, contemplate the long history of Dompfarrkirche Niedermunster, snap pictures at Old Stone Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Walhalla, and finally trek along Naturschutzgebiet Holle.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Regensburg trip maker site.

You can drive from Saarbrucken to Regensburg in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July in Regensburg, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kassel.
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Kassel, Germany — 2 nights

Capital of the German Fairy Tale Route

Despite suffering total devastation from bombing raids and house-to-house combat during the Second World War, Kassel today has been revitalized as a city of high education, high culture, and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get curious at Quellenmuseum, examine the collection at Wandelhalle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Baumkronenweg Edersee, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at WildtierPark Edersee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Lowenburg Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Wilhelmshohe, then don't miss a visit to Wasserkuenste, and finally see the interesting displays at Grimm World.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kassel travel route tool.

You can drive from Regensburg to Kassel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Kassel sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bochum.
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Bochum, Germany — 2 nights

Once a booming mining city and a critical piece of Germany’s heavily industrialized Ruhr region, Bochum today has morphed into a major hub of the service sector.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Burg Vischering, see the interesting displays at LWL-Industriemuseum Schiffshebewerk Henrichenburg, and then examine the collection at Zeiss Planetarium. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, admire the masterpieces at Museum Folkwang, then see the interesting displays at German Mining Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Kassel to Bochum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Romisch-Germanisches Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, examine the collection at Chocolate Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cologne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bochum to Cologne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Cologne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and then shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then see the interesting displays at Madurodam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague planning site.

Drive from Cologne to The Hague in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in The Hague can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlecote Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's New Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Birmingham online sightseeing planner.

Getting from The Hague to Birmingham by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and York Minster are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), Sally Mosley Guided Walks (in Over Haddon) and York (York City Walls, York Shambles, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg Community Farm, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and relax in the rural setting at Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm & Ice Cream Shop.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sheffield trip maker site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Sheffield in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sunderland.
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Sunderland, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Durham Cathedral and St Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Durham Castle and Souter Lighthouse and The Leas. Step out of Sunderland to go to Durham and see Lindisfarne Gospels, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, examine the collection at National Glass Centre, stroll around Herrington Country Park, and stroll through Roker & Seaburn Beaches.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sunderland travel tool.

You can drive from Sheffield to Sunderland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sheffield in July: highs in Sunderland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planning site.

You can drive from Sunderland to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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