56 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 23 nights
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Aurillac, France
— 8 nights
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Rucphen, The Netherlands
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Hinwil
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Hinwil, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
— 15 nights
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bredene
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Bredene, Belgium
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Paris, France — 23 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Royal Chapel, &more), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Aurillac.
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Aurillac, France — 8 nights

Aurillac is a commune, capital of the Cantal department, in the Auvergne region of south-central France,.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aurillacois or Aurillacoises.The commune has been awarded three flowers by the National Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of cities and villages in Bloom.GeographyAurillac is at 600 metres above sea level and located at the foot of the Cantal mountains in a small Sedimentary basin. Popular historic sites such as Chapelle Monolithe and Pont Gothique de la Truyere XIII eme are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maison de la Chataigne and Maison de la Chataigne. Change things up with these side-trips from Aurillac: Eglise de Pleaux (in Pleaux), Le Rocher du Peintre (in Camps-Saint-Mathurin-Leobazel) and Martel (Eglise Saint-Maur de Martel & Halle de Martel). Next up on the itinerary: make a short side trip with Patrick Lakatos Guide de Riviere, examine the collection at Maison de la Faune, identify plant and animal life at Les Galops du Boisset, and appreciate the views at Cascade des Veyrines.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aurillac trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Paris to Aurillac takes 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Rucphen.
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Rucphen, The Netherlands — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basiliek H.H. Agatha en Barbara.

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Getting from Aurillac to Rucphen by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Aurillac in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rucphen, with lows of 0°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Hinwil.
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Hinwil, Switzerland — 2 nights

Hinwil is a municipality in the district of Hinwil in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.HistoryThe village Hinwil from which the later municipality took its name is first mentioned in 745 as Hunichinwilari, in a donation made by Beata and Landolt to the Abbey of Saint Gall. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Naturstation Silberweide and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Uster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Bachtelturm, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Fischingen, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Reformierte Kirche Wiesendangen.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hinwil road trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rucphen to Hinwil. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 15 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Forum of Swiss History Schwyz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bourbaki Panorama and Gruyeres Castle. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Montreux (Montreux Lakeside, Queen Studio Experience, &more), Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche, Museum Rosengart Collection, &more) and O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, get interesting insight from Maison de la Foret, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern route maker app.

Traveling by car from Hinwil to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hinwil in February since evenings lows in Bern dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bredene.
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Bredene, Belgium — 4 nights

Bredene is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Popular historic sites such as Poelcapelle British Cemetery and Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turkeyenhof and Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bredene: Ieper (Ypres) (Saint George's Memorial Church, Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, &more), Passchendaele New British Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Roger Raveel Museum (in Machelen). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pondfarm Museum (by appointment), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sint-Michielskerk.misviering.1november, kick back and relax at The Dunes of Bredene, and explore the galleries of Europees Cartoon Centrum.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bern to Bredene. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bredene when traveling from Bern in February, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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