45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
train:  3​h 45​min
1
Siena, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Oia, Greece
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
3
Rethymnon, Greece
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
9
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 45​min
10
Amboise, France
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Milan, Italy

2
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Popular historic sites such as Abbazia di San Galgano and Historic Centre of San Gimignano are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Torre del Mangia and Casa natale di San Galgano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Siena: Museo della Tortura (in Volterra) and Propositura di San Michele Arcangelo (in Chiusdino). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Siena trip planning tool .

Milan to Siena is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chiusdino, Historic Centre of San Gimignano, Museo della Tortura
Highlights from your plan
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Torre del Mangia ©
Torre del Mangia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano

1
night
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then do a tasting at Santo Winery. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Siena to Oia in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Oia when traveling from Siena in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

5
nights
Rethymnon, Greece

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of Arkadi and Monastery of Panagia Chalevi. Museum-lovers will get to explore War Museum Askifou and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rethymnon: Koimiseos Theotokou Church (in Meronas), Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery (in Heraklion). The adventure continues: stroll through Loutraki Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudaki Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rethymnon trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Rethymnon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Heraklion, Koimiseos Theotokou Church, War Museum Askifou, Ammoudaki Beach, Agios Georgios Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
War Museum Askifou ©
War Museum Askifou
Lake Kournas ©
Lake Kournas

3
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Church of St. Panteleimon and Archangelos Castle. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lindos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Pavlos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kavos Beach, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lindos online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes, Church of St. Panteleimon, Kavos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tsambika Beach ©
Tsambika Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

7
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get outdoors at Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Dunster Castle and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Portsmouth (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard & Spinnaker Tower) and The Tank Museum (in Bovington). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace, contemplate the long history of Longleat, and get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bath tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Bath takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Lindos to Bath, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wareham, Portsmouth, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Longleat, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and Fountains Abbey. You'll explore and learn at York Castle Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitby Abbey (in Whitby), Peasholm Park (in Scarborough) and Filey Beach (in Filey). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and don't miss a visit to York Shambles.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our York tour planning site .

You can drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Fountains Abbey, Peasholm Park, Filey Beach, Whitby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and National Museum of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Buchanan Street) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow, Bamburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition and Domkirkjan will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Iceland and Laugavegur. Step out of Reykjavik with an excursion to Thingvellir National Park in Thingvellir--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Hofdi House, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallgrimskirkja, and appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Reykjavik takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Thingvellir National Park
Highlights from your plan
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
National Museum of Iceland ©
National Museum of Iceland

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vegueta and El Faro de Maspalomas. We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Amadores and Las Canteras Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Mogan, explore the fascinating landscape at Dunas de Maspalomas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Maspalomas.

Before you visit Maspalomas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Reykjavik to Maspalomas by flight takes about 10 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in September: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Amboise.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Playa de Amadores, Playa de Mogan
Highlights from your plan
El Faro de Maspalomas ©
El Faro de Maspalomas
Playa de Amadores ©
Playa de Amadores
Vegueta ©
Vegueta

4
nights
Amboise, France

Amboise
Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Royal de Blois and Chateau de Cheverny. You'll explore and learn at Eglise Saint-Florentin and Chateau de Chenonceau. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amboise: Chambord (Saint-Louis de Chambord & Chateau de Chambord) and ZooParc de Beauval (in Saint-Aignan). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Louis, admire the natural beauty at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, and get engrossed in the history at Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amboise trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Maspalomas to Amboise in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Maspalomas in September: high temperatures in Amboise hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amboise

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blois, Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny, ZooParc de Beauval, Chateau de Chenonceau
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny
Eglise Saint-Florentin ©
Eglise Saint-Florentin

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