59 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

59 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Angers, France
— 5 nights
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Nantes, France
— 4 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 1 night
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Cagliari, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Angers, France — 5 nights

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Brissac and Chateau d'Angers are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Musee du Genie Militaire and Art Chapel Gallery. Explore Angers' surroundings by going to Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau (in Azay-le-Rideau) and Chateau de Villandry (in Villandry). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Angers Plongee Apnee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Maurice d'Angers, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, and contemplate the long history of La Tour Saint-Aubin.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Angers attractions planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Angers is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. August in Angers sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nantes.
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Nantes, France — 4 nights

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Appreciate the collections at Univers du Poete Ferrailleur and Les Machines de L'ile. Visit Carnac stones and Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Naia Museum (in Rochefort en Terre), Domaine de Suscinio (in Sarzeau) and Centre de plongee H2JO (in Arzon). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, and admire the local landmark of Le Miroir d'Eau.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nantes road trip website.

Traveling by car from Angers to Nantes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly to Turin.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:

Turin, Italy — 1 night

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 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale Di Torino, and finally contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turin road trip planning website.

Getting from Nantes to Turin by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nantes in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Turin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cagliari.
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Find places to stay Aug 10 — 11:

Cagliari, Italy — 4 nights

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Get a sense of the local culture at Su Zurfuru Mine and Area Archeologica di Nora. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria and Catedrale di Santa Cecilia. Get out of town with these interesting Cagliari side-trips: Iglesias (Porto Flavia & Isolotto Faraglione del Pan di Zucchero). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Poetto, don't miss a visit to Bastione di Saint Remy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Giorgio e Caterina.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cagliari travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Turin to Cagliari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. When traveling from Turin in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cagliari: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Naples.
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Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

Naples, Italy — 6 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pompeii Archaeological Park and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chiesa Museo di Santa Luciella ai Librai and Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta. Venture out of the city with trips to Lupanar (in Pompeii), Amalfi (Duomo di Sant'Andrea & Cloister del Paradiso) and Ravello (Villa Rufolo & Duomo di Ravello). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, contemplate the long history of Galleria Borbonica, and examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples travel route planner.

Getting from Cagliari to Naples by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kyiv (Kiev).
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 21:

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine — 2 nights

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Rodina Mat (Motherland), brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the History of Ukraine in the Second World War, don't miss a visit to Andreyevskiy Spusk, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and finally see the interesting displays at Insomnia Haunted House Kyiv. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pyrohovo Open-Air Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Dormition Kyiv Caves Lavra.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kyiv (Kiev) trip maker app.

You can fly from Naples to Kyiv (Kiev) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Naples to Kyiv (Kiev), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Kyiv (Kiev) is slightly colder than Naples - with highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Baku.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Baku, Azerbaijan — 3 nights

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gobustan State Reserve and Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Baku Old City and Ateshgah Fire Temple. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kyiv (Kiev) to Baku in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Baku is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in August: high temperatures in Baku hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Rostov-on-Don.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Rostov-on-Don, Russia — 2 nights

The gateway to the northern Caucasus region, Rostov-on-Don serves as a stopover for travelers on their way to the country's celebrated Black Sea coast.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Rostov-on-Don Embankment, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Soldier Synagogue, and finally appreciate the history behind The Sculptural Composition Merchant-Peddler and his Cat.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rostov-on-Don route maker.

Fly from Baku to Rostov-on-Don in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rostov-on-Don when traveling from Baku in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Moscow.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Moscow, Russia — 4 nights

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Square and Saint Basil's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Moscow Kremlin and New Tretyakov Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Moscow: The Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra (in Sergiyev Posad) and Bird Park Vorobyi (in Vorobi). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Lenin's Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, steep yourself in history at Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Moscow trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rostov-on-Don to Moscow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Moscow is a bit cooler than Rostov-on-Don - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Aug 28 — Sep 1:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 5 nights

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and Stroeget. Venture out of the city with trips to Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, ponder the world of politics at Christiansborg Slot, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Copenhagen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Copenhagen is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in September: highs in Copenhagen hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to Liege.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:

Liege, Belgium — 3 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Visit Parc de Furfooz and Coteaux de la Citadelle for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Bastogne Barracks and Bastogne War Museum. Take a break from Liege with a short trip to Citadelle de Dinant in Dinant, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, make a trip to Montagne de Bueren, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral).

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liege trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Liege by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and discover the deep blue sea with Relax Divers Meise.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Getting from Liege to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Bruges, Belgium — 5 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and browse the exhibits of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges holiday planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you're off to Rotterdam.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nieuwe Kerk and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Get some cultural insight at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Kijk-Kubus. Explore Rotterdam's surroundings by going to Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Stadhuis te Culemborg (in Culemborg). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge and buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam trip maker app.

Drive from Bruges to Rotterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to The Hague.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

The Hague, The Netherlands — 1 night

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 21st (Thu): laugh and play at Madurodam, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and then take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the The Hague road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 22nd (Fri).
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, visit The Jordaan, and explore the engaging exhibits at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday planner.

You can drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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