45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Oswiecim, Poland
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 day
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sainte-Chapelle and Île de la Cité. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis in Saint-Denis, approximately Saint-Denis away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, see the interesting displays at Musee de Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation maker.

Tampico, Mexico to Paris is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampico to Paris is 7 hours. While traveling from Tampico, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route tool.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berlin, Germany

— 2 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Explore hidden gems such as Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Gemaldegalerie. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanssouci Palace and Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Potsdam (Schloss Cecilienhof, Potsdam's Gardens, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbar Mitte, and don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online attractions planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Oswiecim.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oswiecim, Poland

— 1 night
Known to most by its German name Auschwitz, the modestly sized city of Oswiecim sits at the foot of the Jura Mountains, just 50 km (30 mi) west of Krakow.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the galleries of Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, get engrossed in the history at Zamek Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum and Synagogue. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Zamek ksiazat Sulkowskich, then take an in-depth tour of The Historical Museum in Bielsko-Biala Falatowka, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth / Mineral Museum, and finally bet on your favorite at ZygZak Karting.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oswiecim online vacation planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Oswiecim in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Budapest.

Things to do in Oswiecim

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, stroll through Roman Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Budapest day trip website.

You can fly from Oswiecim to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Devin Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), take a stroll through Bratislava Old Town, then view the masterpieces at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Chatam Sofer Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Sigismund Gate, then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bratislava trip planner.

Getting from Budapest to Bratislava by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Bratislava sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Vienna, Austria

— 3 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.
Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Hofburg and Ringstrasse. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and admire the masterpieces at KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser.

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Traveling by car from Bratislava to Vienna takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Prague, Czech Republic

— 3 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.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally stop by Lesser Town. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September in Prague, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Salzburg on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg itinerary planner.

You can drive from Prague to Salzburg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 1 day

Fashion Capital of World

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 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, then examine the collection at Museo del Novecento, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

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You can drive from Salzburg to Milan in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Salzburg in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Milan: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Pisa and Battistero di San Giovanni. Museum-lovers will appreciate Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Basilica of San Frediano (in Lucca) and Pisa (Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina & Camposanto). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the galleries of Museo Nazionale del Bargello, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Florence using our trip planner.

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. September in Florence sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 2 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Teatro Grande, delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, delve into the distant past at House of Menander (Casa del Menandro), delve into the distant past at Terme del Foro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, and finally admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Museo delle Arti Sanitarie, steep yourself in history at San Domenico Maggiore, take an in-depth tour of Museo delle Torture, then browse the exhibits of Chiesa dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo - Complesso Museale dell'Arte della Seta, then delve into the distant past at The Neapolis Buried, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Gregorio Armeno.

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You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Naples, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Terme di Caracalla. Let the collections at Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Stanze di Raffaello capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and contemplate the long history of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online attractions planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Rome are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Athens, Greece

— 11 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Poseidon. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Corinth (Archaeological Museum of Corinth, Archea Korinthos, &more), Nafplio (Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, Nauplion Promenade, &more) and Mycenae (Lion Gate, Archaeological Site Mycenae, &more). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, take an in-depth tour of Archeologiko Mousio Isthmias, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and stop by Plaka.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips