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: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For photos and tourist information, read our London travel itinerary 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. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect London to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at 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 next day, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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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 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lauterbrunnen takes 4 hours. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 1st (Sun), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get curious at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then admire the striking features of New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munich trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Munich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January in Munich, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art 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 admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planning site.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Krakow.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, then steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then have some family-friendly fun at Gokarting Center, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow vacation site.

Getting from Vienna to Krakow by combination of train and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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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 9th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Prague Zoo, then make a trip to 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 more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planner.

Getting from Krakow to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Berlin.
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Prague to Berlin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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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, meet the residents at ARTIS, and have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip site.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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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 still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and ponder the design of Cibeles Fountain.

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

Fly from Amsterdam to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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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 20th (Fri), make a trip to Place Massena, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Venice.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Venice vacation planner.

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Venice at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, 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. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence vacation site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 25th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rome.
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome journey builder tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for Naples.
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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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli.

Start your trip to Naples by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to fly to Catania.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get impressive views of Mt Etna and then stop by Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, browse the fresh offerings at A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, then step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally stroll around Villa Comunale.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Catania online itinerary planner.

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 January, daily temperatures in Catania can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyrgos.
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Pyrgos, Greece — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Mercouri Estate, get a taste of local nightlife at Beer-Bike Katakolo, then stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and finally get curious at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

Find out how to plan Pyrgos trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Catania to Pyrgos in 19 hours. Traveling from Catania to Pyrgos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Pyrgos can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then stop by Plaka, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Pyrgos to Athens takes 3.5 hours. February in Athens sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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