45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Rouen
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Saint Martin de Re, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Nimes, France
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 2 nights
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Train to Rorschach, Bus to Altenrhein, Fly to Vienna
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. While traveling from Christchurch, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Doolin.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Doolin, Ireland — 1 night

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Doolin Garden and Nursery, stroll through Cliffs of Moher, and then stroll around Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Doolin trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Dublin to Doolin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 3 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kinsale (Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, Kinsale Mead Co, &more). There's much more to do: tee off at Cobh Golf Club, browse the different shops at Turkish Delights, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Doolin to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Cork, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cork to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by Fayencerie Augy, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rouen trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Rouen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Rouen is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly to Saint Martin de Re.
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Saint Martin de Re, France — 1 night

Saint-Martin-de-Ré is a commune in the western French department of Charente-Maritime.It is one of the ten communes located on the Île de Ré.HistoryFortificationsSaint-Martin-de-Ré has extensive fortifications, reflecting the strategic importance of the Île de Ré. On the 22nd (Fri), look for gifts at Ma cabane sur la Plage, then make a trip to les Salicorniers, and then get great views at Clocher Observatoire.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint Martin de Re tour builder.

Fly from Paris to Saint Martin de Re in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette) and La Londe Les Maures (Dune La Londe & Solistera). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, and stop by Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by flight from Saint Martin de Re to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Saint Martin de Re in December: high temperatures in Nice hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nimes.
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Nimes, France — 2 nights

French Rome

Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at La Maison Carree, then steep yourself in history at Amphitheatre (les Arenes), then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Musee Calvet, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, and finally take an exotic tour of Wine Safari.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nimes trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nice to Nimes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in December, expect Nimes to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

You can fly from Nimes to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Nimes in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vaduz.
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein — 2 nights

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 3rd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Vaduz Castle, get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, then examine the collection at Postal Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Das Walsermuseum, Triesenberg, examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, then trek along Furstin-Gina-Weg, and finally make a trip to Sareis Chairlift.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaduz road trip tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 5 nights

City of Dreams

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Vienna visit planning tool.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Vaduz to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can fly from Vienna to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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County Clare travel guide

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Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.
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Ile de Re travel guide

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Lighthouses · Landmarks · Lookouts

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Liechtenstein travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.
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Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.
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