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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to London is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) 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 19th (Mon): visit Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, then catch a live event at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Milan vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough 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 23rd (Fri): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen route maker website.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lauterbrunnen takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich road trip planning site.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then ponder the world of politics at New Town Hall (Neus Rathaus), and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then explore the activities along English Garden, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich vacation tool.

Fly from Zurich to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Munich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on 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 other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) 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.
On the 30th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, steep yourself in history at Wawel Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then shop like a local with Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then get your game on at Gokarting Center, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Krakow planner.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Vienna to Krakow in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the views from Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus of Prague, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and finally take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow 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 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then 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 next day: steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Plan trip to Berlin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, walk around Vondelpark, and browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route builder site.

Fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) 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.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Madrid by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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 12th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nice sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) 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 15th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online road trip 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 nights when traveling from Nice in October since evenings lows in Venice dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time 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 16th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of 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 admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) 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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Duomo di Sant'Andrea (in Amalfi) and Villa Cimbrone Gardens (in Ravello). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, make a trip to Spaccanapoli, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero, and pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Napoli.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Naples online trip maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time 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 24th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Etna and then look for gifts at Enoteca Regionale di Sicilia. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, get a taste of the local shopping with A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce, then head off the coast to Isola Bella, then make a trip to Corso Umberto, and finally walk around Villa Comunale.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Catania sightseeing planner.

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. In October, daytime highs in Catania are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pyrgos.
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Pyrgos, Greece — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): do a tasting at Mercouri Estate, then get a taste of local nightlife at Beer-Bike Katakolo, then stop by Aristoteles Olivewood Workshop, and finally engage your brain at Museum of Ancient Greek Technology.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyrgos trip planner.

You can drive from Catania to Pyrgos in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Catania to Pyrgos is 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) 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.
On the 27th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pyrgos to Athens in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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