46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Charlottenburg Palace. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online day trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center of Vienna and Melk Abbey. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schonbrunner Gardens and Schonbrunn Palace. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Weingut Freigut Thallern (in Gumpoldskirchen), Schallaburg (in Schallaburg) and Sooss (Weingut Familie Pagler, Weingut Schwertfuhrer 47er, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, admire the verdant scenery at Wachau Valley, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna travel planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Budapest, Hungary

— 6 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shoes on the Danube Bank and Koros Torok Sandy Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach and Municipal Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Budapest: Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park (in Opusztaszer) and Keszthely (Helikon Beach & Helikon Castle Museum). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, get engrossed in the history at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, and view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest road trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Greece

— 3 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Relax by the water at Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kamiros in Kalavarda (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Budapest to Lindos in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lindos, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Acropolis of Athens and Seahorse Dive Center. Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Legrena Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi & Spas). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning website.

Getting from Lindos to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Explore hidden gems such as Roman Forum and Galleria Borghese. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in August, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Piazza del Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza della Signoria and Mate Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa), Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni & Castiglion del Bosco Winery) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Poggio Amorelli, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Campo, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Florence. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Plage Robinson. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Azur Wine Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Saint-Raphael (Calanque de Maubois, TakSea, &more). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and stroll through Coco Beach.

Plan a Nice trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Venice to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne road trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Get outdoors at San Pol Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Malaga takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Malaga, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries

Paris, France

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Fondation Claude Monet. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see The Trianons & The Hamlet, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is little chillier than Seville - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.