45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Vinkel, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
5
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
Fly + tram:  3​h
6
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Como, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Grasse, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Montpellier, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
Bordeaux, France
— 9 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Molenmuseum de Valk and 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn. Get some cultural insight at Muiderslot and Rembrandt Molen van Sloten - Amsterdam / Kuiperijmuseum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Jopie Huisman Museum (in Workum), Fries Scheepvaart Museum (in Sneek) and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) (in Utrecht). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of the Canals, wander the streets of Thorbeckeplein, and contemplate the waterfront views at Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Amsterdam when traveling from Melbourne in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vinkel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), Muiderslot, Mondial Museum, Fries Scheepvaart Museum, 't Veluws Zandsculpturenfestijn
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Muiderslot ©
Muiderslot
Molenmuseum de Valk ©
Molenmuseum de Valk
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©

3
nights
Vinkel, Holland

Vinkel ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Wijboschbroek and then play a few rounds at Golfclub Dorpswaard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): stroll around Sint Oederode and then admire the local landmark of Slothoeve Vijver.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vinkel trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Vinkel takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vinkel are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vinkel

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Golfclub Dorpswaard, Sint Oederode, Wijboschbroek
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Golfclub Dorpswaard ©
Golfclub Dorpswaard
Wijboschbroek ©
Wijboschbroek
Slothoeve Vijver ©
Slothoeve Vijver

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
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 (Mon): admire the striking features of Lier Historical Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, and then explore the historical opulence of Arenberg Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Brussels day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Vinkel to Brussels takes 2 hours. September in Brussels sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lier, Arenberg Castle
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Begijnhof Lier ©
Begijnhof Lier
Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle
Eglise Saint Gilles ©
Eglise Saint Gilles

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Anne de la Butte-aux-Cailles, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Palace, don't miss a visit to Place Vendome, then examine the collection at Musée du Parfum, then examine the collection at Musee Du Parfum, and finally take in the views from Pont-Neuf.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne
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Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne ©
Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne
Pont-Neuf ©
Pont-Neuf
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard ©
Musee du Parfum - Fragonard

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger and Musee Tomi Ungerer. Get some cultural insight at Vieille Ville de Turckheim and Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Tour des Bouchers (in Ribeauville) and Musee du Memorial des Combats de la Poche de Colmar (in Turckheim). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, take an in-depth tour of Musée Archéologique, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de l’Universite de Strasbourg, and admire the striking features of Maison Kammerzell.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg road trip app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turckheim, Tour des Bouchers, Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix
Highlights from your plan
Musee Tomi Ungerer ©
Musee Tomi Ungerer
Musée Archéologique ©
Musée Archéologique

3
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Chateau de Flecheres and Eglise Saint Nizier will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon and Musee d'Histoire de Lyon. When in Lyon, make a side trip to see Basilique d'Ars in Ars-sur-Formans, approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, have some family-friendly fun at SENSAS Lyon, ponder the world of politics at Palais de la Bourse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Denis-de-la-Croix-Rousse.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Flecheres, Basilique d'Ars
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint Georges ©
Eglise Saint Georges
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon ©
Musee d'Histoire de Lyon
Chateau de Flecheres ©
Chateau de Flecheres

3
nights
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano and Meridiana will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Corenno Plinio and Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica di Agliate (in Carate Brianza), Varenna (Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, Chiesa di San Giorgio, & more) and Chiesa di San Michele al Pozzo Bianco (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant’Orsola, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Ai Caduti, walk around Parco Spina verde, and identify plant and animal life at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Como route builder website .

Drive from Lyon to Como in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Como sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Varenna, Bergamo, Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano, Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII, Chiesa Santa Maria del Tiglio
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Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII ©
Birthplace Papa Giovanni XXIII
Basilica di San Vincenzo in Galliano ©

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at San Quirico d'Orcia and Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico. Explore hidden gems such as Corridoio Vasariano and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Cathedral (in Pienza), Torre e Casa Campatelli (in San Gimignano) and Tempio di San Biagio (in Montepulciano). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Santa Maria del Carmine, take an in-depth tour of Palazzo Viti, explore the galleries of Santuario Della Madonna del Ghisallo - Museo Del Ciclismo, and admire the masterpieces at Loggia del Bigallo - Museo del Bigallo.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence tour builder website .

Traveling by train from Como to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Grasse.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

San Quirico d'Orcia, Historic Centre of the City of Pienza, Madonna del Ghisallo, Palazzo Viti, Torre e Casa Campatelli
Highlights from your plan
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele ©
Church and Museum of Orsanmichele
Torre e Casa Campatelli ©
Torre e Casa Campatelli
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza ©

2
nights
Grasse, France

Grasse ©
Grasse is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department, on the French Riviera.The town is considered the world's capital of perfume. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Des Pénitents Blancs, then look for gifts at La Petite Cave de Saint Paul, and finally contemplate the long history of La Citadelle d'Entrevaux. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence, examine the collection at Musee du Parfum Fragonard, delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Biot.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grasse itinerary builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Florence to Grasse. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Grasse

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence, Eglise de Biot, La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Highlights from your plan
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire ©
Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon ©
Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux

1
night
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Espace Dominique Bagouet, then don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Grasse to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. September in Montpellier sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Espace Dominique Bagouet ©
Espace Dominique Bagouet
Eglise Saint-Roch ©
Eglise Saint-Roch

9
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get some historical perspective at La ville d'Hiver and Chateau Saint Ahon. Escape the urban bustle at Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean and Plage de Bordeaux Lac. Get out of town with these interesting Bordeaux side-trips: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Soutard, Chateau Laniote, & more), Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu (in La Brede) and Chateau Paloumey (in Ludon-Medoc). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Phare de la Coubre, kick back and relax at La Grande Cote, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Michel.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Montpellier to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Bazas Cathedral, Chateau de Reignac, Chateau de La Brede - Montesquieu, La ville d'Hiver
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Paloumey ©
Chateau Paloumey
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean ©
Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Popular historic sites such as Philippe-Chatrier Court and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau of Vincennes and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Beauvais (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre & MUDO - Musee de l'Oise). Explore Paris further: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, wander the streets of Montparnasse, and walk around Coulee Verte Rene-Dumont.

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Take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in October, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beauvais, Chateau of Vincennes, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Highlights from your plan
1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre

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