45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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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

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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

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 cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, 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 admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

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 28th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then see where the action happens at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan online trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen holiday maker.

Drive from Milan to Lauterbrunnen in 4 hours. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

Discover how to plan a Zurich trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Munich itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Vienna, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

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 6th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, see the interesting displays at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then get your game on at Gokarting Center, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Krakow tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Vienna to Krakow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters 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.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prague day trip planning website.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Berlin, Germany

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip planner.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stop by The Jordaan, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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 lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and admire the local landmark of Cibeles Fountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid itinerary maker site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 18th (Tue), stop by El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona tour itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Nice, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 21st (Fri), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Venice online itinerary builder.

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, expect Venice to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence road trip app.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Florence, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, and explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naples trip site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can fly to Catania.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Catania, Italy

— 1 night

Black Pearl of Ionian Sea

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 30th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna and then stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Piazza Duomo, hunt for treasures at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, then don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Catania trip builder.

Fly from Naples to Catania in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. January in Catania sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Catania

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyrgos, Greece

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate, join in the after-dark buzz at Beer-Bike Katakolo, then stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and finally get curious at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pyrgos trip maker.

You can drive from Catania to Pyrgos in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Catania to Pyrgos is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Nightlife · Wineries · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens tour planner.

You can drive from Pyrgos to Athens in 3.5 hours. In February in Athens, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods