45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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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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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London due to the time zone difference. In September, London is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.
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Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the next day, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online trip planner.

You can 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. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, examine the collection at Atomium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Zurich.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. On your second day here, walk around Lindenhofplatz, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Side Trip

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 (Fri), admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Venice using our trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in September, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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 17th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Florence online route planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to Spanish Steps, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and then do a tasting at Gaia Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rome to Fira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Fira is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Fira. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Corfu Town, Greece — 3 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 27th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then stop by Mezzo Mezzo, and finally wander the streets of Corfu Old Town.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oslo.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Side Trip

Oslo, Norway — 15 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Step out of Oslo to go to Drammen and see Kjosterudjuvet, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, and walk around Vigeland Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oslo tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Oslo in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Corfu Town to Oslo is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Corfu Town in September, with highs in Oslo at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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