45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Trastevere. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Durban, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durban in November: highs in Rome hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 26:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ravello online route maker.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amalfi, Positano, Scala
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
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Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and M.G. Designfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Campo and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Duomo di Siena (in Siena). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Florence trip simple and quick.

Getting from Ravello to Florence by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St Mark's Campanile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Arena di Verona). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, stop by Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, Venice is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Park and National Palace of Pena, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and admire the local landmark of Rossio Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Venice to Lisbon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Lisbon reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fotografiska Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm online trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and Powder Tower capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lesser Town and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour builder app.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suleymaniye Cami and Hagia Sophia Museum. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Valens Aqueduct, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

Plan trip to Istanbul with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. When traveling from Budapest in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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