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, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London online tour 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. In November, London is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) 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.
On the 17th (Thu), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, browse the exhibits of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then see where the action happens at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and finally stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Milan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Milan sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow 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.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lauterbrunnen vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lauterbrunnen in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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 22nd (Tue), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

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Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get curious at Deutsches Museum, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then walk around English Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planning site.

You can fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Munich are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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 26th (Sat): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the striking features of Rathaus. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna day trip website.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): 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 steep yourself in history at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then get your game on at Gokarting Center, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Krakow trip planner.

Do a combination of train and bus from Vienna to Krakow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Krakow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the views from Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus of Prague, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, 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, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. November in Prague sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then make a trip to Reichstag Building, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip builder tool.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly 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: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get your game on at Museumphoto, take a stroll through Red Light District, and stop by The Jordaan.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday builder tool.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: highs in Madrid hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then stop by Vieille Ville.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nice day trip app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, and finally make a trip to Basilica di San Marco.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Venice road trip website.

Fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere 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 admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence trip planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Venice in December, you will find days in Florence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for 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, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome visit planning app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello) and Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples travel planning app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): 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: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, pick up some local products 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 maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Catania day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Pyrgos.
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Pyrgos, Greece — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): do a tasting at Mercouri Estate, then join in the after-dark buzz at Beer-Bike Katakolo, then look for gifts at Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and finally get curious at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Pyrgos day trip website.

Traveling by car from Catania to Pyrgos takes 19 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel route website.

You can drive from Pyrgos to Athens in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pyrgos in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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