45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Como, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Sirmione, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
10
Pisa, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
11
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
12
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
13
Bologna, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
16
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
17
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad, India

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip website .

Hyderabad, India to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In October, Geneva is colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours, then make a trip to La Vieille Ville, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Semnoz.

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You can drive from Geneva to Annecy in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Vevey.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Semnoz ©
Semnoz
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

1
night
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. On the 14th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally appreciate the history behind Charlie Chaplin Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then see the interesting displays at Alimentarium, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Barvara.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vevey tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Vevey takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Vevey

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Gruyeres, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Church of St Barvara ©
Church of St Barvara

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, try your luck at Casino de Montreux, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then admire the striking features of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner.

Montreux is just a short distance from Vevey. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise and then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zermatt journey planning site .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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 20th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Milan trip builder site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Milan in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Milan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Como.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, then admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo). On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Como, don't miss a visit to Borgo di Pescallo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Como trip maker app .

You can take a train from Milan to Como in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Como are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sirmione.

Things to do in Como

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bellagio, Tremezzina, Lago di Como
Highlights from your plan
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio

2
nights
Sirmione, Italy

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): do a tasting at Cascina Maddalena, delve into the distant past at Grotte di Catullo, then step into the grandiose world of Scaligero Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Borghetto sul Mincio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jamaica Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta di S. Anna.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sirmione travel route planner.

You can drive from Como to Sirmione in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Borghetto sul Mincio
Highlights from your plan
Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Borghetto sul Mincio ©
Borghetto sul Mincio
Cascina Maddalena ©
Cascina Maddalena

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cinque Terre: Genoa (Old Port, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Passeggiata Lungomare, get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and get outside with Cinque Terre Trails.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sirmione to Cinque Terre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Genoa
Highlights from your plan
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Aquarium of Genoa ©
Aquarium of Genoa
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

3
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Pisa, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camposanto, then make a trip to Piazza dei Miracoli, and finally make a trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi, don't miss a visit to Piazza Anfiteatro, then contemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, then get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Battistero.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pisa trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Pisa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Pisa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Siena.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucca, Montecatini Alto
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli ©
Piazza dei Miracoli

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 31st (Thu), browse the collection at Biblioteca Piccolomini and then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre del Mangia. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Siena, and then steep yourself in history at Battistero di San Giovanni.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Siena trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Pisa to Siena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Siena, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Siena to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
Bologna, Italy

Bologna ©
A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, and then take in panoramic vistas at Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Petronio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Estense, then contemplate the long history of Basilica San Vitale, and finally make a trip to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bologna tour planner .

You can take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Bologna to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ravenna, Piazza Maggiore, Castello Estense
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale
Torri degli Asinelli e Garisenda ©
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Venice to Padua to see Scrovegni Chapel about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Venice trip planner .

You can drive from Bologna to Venice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. November in Venice sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Rigi, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in November: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald-First, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip tool .

Getting from Zurich to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll around Lindenhofplatz and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip website .

Getting from Barcelona to Zurich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Zurich reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Altstadt Luzern, Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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