45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
9
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
11
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice tour itinerary maker website .

Chennai, India to Venice is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Venice is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in February, things will get cooler in Venice: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Florence, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get engrossed in the history at Musei Capitolini, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Parc Guell.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Palacio Nacional de Sintra, &more). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In February in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London trip maker website .

Fly from Lisbon to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In February, London is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Locked In A Room ©
Locked In A Room
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, The Markt, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels road trip app .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in February: highs in Brussels hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bruges
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam attractions planning site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
Highlights from your plan
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

4
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip maker app .

Fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest road trip tool .

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. March in Budapest sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
E-Exit Escape Game ©
E-Exit Escape Game
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in March, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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