45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Leipzig, Germany
— 3 nights
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Eisenach, Germany
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 4 nights
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 4 nights
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 5 nights
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Modena, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Budapest day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Budapest is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Budapest: highs are around 25°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Vienna, Austria

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, stroll around Prater, examine the collection at The Hofburg, and admire the masterpieces at Albertina.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and get great views at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Leipzig, Germany

— 3 nights

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Get out of town with these interesting Leipzig side-trips: Dresden (The Dresden Zwinger, Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Grassi Museum, browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof Leipzig, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Thomas Church, and pause for some photo ops at Volkerschlachtdenkmal.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Leipzig journey planner.

Getting from Prague to Leipzig by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Eisenach.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

Eisenach, Germany

— 2 nights
Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany with 42,000 inhabitants, located 50km west of Erfurt, 70km southeast of Kassel and 150km northeast of Frankfurt. On the 22nd (Wed), make a trip to Burschenschaftsdenkmal, see the interesting displays at Automobile Welt Eisenach, steep yourself in history at Bachhaus, then explore the stunning scenery at Drachenschlucht / Landgrafenschlucht, and finally explore the historical opulence of Wartburg Castle. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Friedenstein, then hike along Baumkronenpfad, then take some stellar pictures from Baumkronenpfad Hainich, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildkatzendorf Hutscheroda.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Eisenach itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Leipzig to Eisenach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Eisenach

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 4 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), Altstadt, &more) and Europa-Park (in Rust). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mercedes-Benz Museum, admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie, stroll around Hohenpark Killesberg, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart day trip planning site.

Drive from Eisenach to Stuttgart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Stuttgart can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Innsbruck, Austria

— 4 nights
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Innsbruck: Salzburg (Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), Mirabell Palace, &more), Kufstein Fortress (in Kufstein) and Kaltwassersee (in Seefeld in Tirol). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Achensee, hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosshutte, and see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Innsbruck trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Innsbruck takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Selva di Val Gardena.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Selva di Val Gardena, Italy

— 5 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Lago di Braies (in Braies), Kron Arc Adventure (in Valdaora) and Merano (Tappeiner Promenade & I Giardini di Castel Trauttmansdorff).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selva di Val Gardena online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Selva di Val Gardena in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, Selva di Val Gardena is a bit cooler than Innsbruck - with highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Modena.

Things to do in Selva di Val Gardena

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Modena, Italy

— 2 nights

Capital of Engines

Deemed the Capital of Engines, Modena is the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari and the headquarters of Italian sports cars.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Corso Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Modena, push the limits with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferrari, then sample the fine beverages at Acetaia Giuseppe Giusti, and finally examine the collection at MEF-Museo Enzo Ferrari.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Modena journey planner.

Drive from Selva di Val Gardena to Modena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in October, expect nights in Modena to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are much warmer, around 22°C. You'll set off for Florence on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Modena

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Siena (Duomo di Siena, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Modena to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. October in Florence sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Val Gardena travel guide

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Ski Areas · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
Paradise of the Dolomites
Made up of three ski resort villages, Val Gardena is nestled at the base of the northern Italian Dolomite Mountains. Dotted with quaint bed-and-breakfast inns and luxury resort hotels, the gorge-like valley attracts visitors who come for skiing, rock climbing, and hiking, or to enjoy the mountain village atmosphere and unique Ladin culture. The region's age-old industry of woodcarving and toy-making has earned it the title of Capital of Toyland.