45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Lahore, Pakistan
Fly:  12​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Stockholm, Sweden
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
10
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
12
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Lahore, Pakistan

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, and browse the exhibits of Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online journey planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Barcelona is minus 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lahore in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon road trip planning site .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Lisbon, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read London holiday website .

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam attractions app .

Getting from London to Amsterdam by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, and head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm online vacation planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, Stockholm is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Millesgarden
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, step off the mainland to explore Yelagin Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to St. Petersburg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to St. Petersburg. In September in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planning website .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Prague is minus 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, and finally admire the striking features of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner .

Getting from Prague to Venice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in September, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Change things up with a short trip to Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

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

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and admire the striking features of Pantheon.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip builder .

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rome in September, with highs in Budapest at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

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

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in September, with lows around 26°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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