45 days in Western Europe Itinerary

45 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 15 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
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Rome, Italy — 15 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
For shopping fun, head to La Bottega degli Orsini or Antica Frutteria delle Coppelle. Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Imaginarium (in Fiumicino), Grotte di Falvaterra (in Falvaterra) and Lido Riviera (in Salto di Fondi). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome online tour itinerary builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Rome is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in July: high temperatures in Rome hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For shopping fun, head to Limbo Art Gallery or La Bottega del Produttore. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Clet's Studio. Change things up with a short trip to Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna in Pratovecchio (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florence online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip builder app.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Galerie LYMPIA. Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and Cote Plongee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Antibes (Musee Picasso & Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes) and Île Sainte-Marguerite (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get outside with Promenade du Paillon, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice online road trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Nice, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups and Seine River. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Paris, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Visiting Lake Zurich and Rigi will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, explore the world behind art at Museum Rosengart Collection, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online road trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
You'll explore and learn at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like English Garden and Alte Pinakothek. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Munich journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Munich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, and finally look for gifts at Antique Jewellery Berlin. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally visit Berlin Racing Bikes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste and Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide. Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Xocolatfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Biospharenpark Wienerwald (in Tullnerbach) and Die Perchtoldsdorfer Heide (in Perchtoldsdorf). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, examine the collection at Hofburg, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vienna route maker.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
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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