45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey maker

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Cagliari, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 5 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 8 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Paris. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get warmer in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent City Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and see the interesting displays at Diamond Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges journey builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Lunchroom Cat Cafe Jippies, Frans Hals Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Cagliari.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cagliari, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Sun

The capital of Sardinia, Cagliari is spread out over seven hills and still bears the marks of its past conquerors, including the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Parco Terramaini, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta Demaniale dei Sette Fratelli, and then ride a horse along Ranch Paky Barroso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedrale di Santa Cecilia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parrocchia Collegiata Sant'Anna Cagliari.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cagliari day trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Cagliari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cagliari

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and stroll around Parc Guell.

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Traveling by flight from Cagliari to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Valencia, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valencia: Alicante (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA) & Museo Arqueologico de Alicante), Spas (in Denia) and El Sueno (The Dream) Botanical Garden (in Ondara). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, enjoy the sea views from Cabo San Antonio, wander the streets of El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Placa del Castell.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Valencia trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Granada, Spain

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Escuela de Esqui y Montana Al Andalus Activa (in Sierra Nevada National Park), Sierra Nevada Independiente (in Monachil) and Nerja (Detunda Botanical Garden, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, look for gifts at Munira Leather, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Miguel, and take a stroll through Albayzin.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada journey maker website.

You can drive from Valencia to Granada in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Valencia in February, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 8 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Marbella (Estatua "La Bella Del Mar" & Experience Box Spain), Ronda (Museo Lara, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, &more) and CostaJump (in San Pedro de Alcantara). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, and examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip builder.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Granada in February; daily highs in Malaga reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

On the 14th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Malaga to Paris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Malaga in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping