45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
La Spezia, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
7
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
10
Paris, France
— 6 nights
11
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
12
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
14
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. St. Peter's Basilica and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take a stroll through Trastevere, and contemplate the long history of Il Presepe dei Netturbini.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome route planning website.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport and Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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 Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Family-friendly places like Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio will thrill your kids. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip builder website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Spezia.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
Highlights from your plan
Castello del Trebbio ©
Castello del Trebbio
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

3
nights
La Spezia, Italy

La Spezia ©
La Spezia, at the head of the Gulf of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Northern Italy, is the capital city of the province of La Spezia.In terms of population, La Spezia is the second city in the Liguria region, preceded just by Genoa. Get outdoors at Baia del Silenzio and Monesteroli. Kids will enjoy Boccadasse and Parco Naturale Regionale di Porto Venere. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Portovenere, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, learn about all things military at Museo Tecnico Navale della Spezia, and cruise along Ponte Thaon di Revel.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your La Spezia trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Florence to La Spezia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in La Spezia

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portovenere, Boccadasse, Baia del Silenzio
Highlights from your plan
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Baia del Silenzio ©
Baia del Silenzio

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Kids will enjoy Canal Grande and Basilica di San Marco. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, wander the streets of Cannaregio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and visit Dorsoduro.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Venice trip maker website.

Drive from La Spezia to Venice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Spezia in December, expect Venice to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and St. Michael's Church. Bring the kids along to Deutsches Museum and English Garden. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kreuzkapelle, wander the streets of Haidhausen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in December; daily highs in Munich reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lesser Town and Powder Tower. The adventure continues: get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Prague trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Koelner Zoo. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Ludwig.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cologne trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Cologne are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon): stop by Place St. Gery, thencontemplate the long history of Grand Place, thentake a stroll through Lower Town, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium.

Make your Brussels itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Cologne to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Family-friendly places like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Gravensteen. Change things up with a short trip to Ghent City Center in Ghent (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, admire the landmark architecture of Huis Boechoute, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bruges day trip planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Ghent
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Bring the kids along to Le Marais and Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts et Metiers, and stop by Place de la Bastille.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Koifhus (Old Custom House), and finally make a trip to Statue of Liberty.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Colmar trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Musee Bartholdi ©
Musee Bartholdi

1
night
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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planner.

Drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Gare de Strasbourg ©
Gare de Strasbourg

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.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, thenadmire the striking features of Casa Batllo, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Strasbourg in January, with highs in Barcelona at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Palace of Madrid and Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Paseo de la Castellana. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Cerveza Domus, Spas, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, stop by Gay Madrid & the Chueca District, sample the tasty concoctions at Compania de Cervezas del Valle del Kahs, and wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, Madrid is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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