45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Train to Bohumin, Bus to Krakow
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Catania, Italy
— 1 night
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Pyrgos, Greece
— 1 night
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip website.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in July since evenings lows in London dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Tue), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Milan.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 7th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Milan holiday planner.

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lauterbrunnen.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lauterbrunnen takes 4 hours. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly to Munich.
Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Munich, Germany — 2 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munich online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Vienna.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, then explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Vienna driving holiday app.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Munich in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 19°C in Vienna. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Krakow.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, then make a trip to St. Mary's Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then bet on your favorite at Gokarting Center, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krakow road trip app.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Vienna to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Krakow, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

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

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin itinerary planner.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour planning tool.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and admire the local landmark of Cibeles Fountain.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday website.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

Nice, France — 1 night

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.
On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nice journey planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Venice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

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

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip builder website.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Naples.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Naples, Italy — 3 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Plebiscito, and get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Catania.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Catania, Italy — 1 night

The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna and then stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, browse the fresh offerings at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

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You can fly from Naples to Catania in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Pyrgos.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Pyrgos, Greece — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Mercouri Estate, get a taste of local nightlife at Beer-Bike Katakolo, then stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and finally engage your brain at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pyrgos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Catania to Pyrgos takes 19 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Catania to Pyrgos due to the time zone difference. In August in Pyrgos, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.
Nightlife · Wineries · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Traveling by car from Pyrgos to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Pyrgos in August, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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