45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
12
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
13
Akrotiri, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
14
Athens, Greece
— Few hours
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the London holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
On the 15th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, then stop by Parte Vieja, then stop by Ganbara, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Guipuzkoa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in San Sebastian - Donostia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Nature Tours
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Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Monte Urgull ©
Monte Urgull

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

4
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then visit Vieille Ville, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Marineland and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planning tool .

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, Marineland
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
day
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get into the urban bustle at Vernazza, then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Doria, and finally trek along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cinque Terre trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Nice to Cinque Terre in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Cinque Terre dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Castello Doria ©
Castello Doria

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Take a break from Florence with a short trip to Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

4
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Arena di Verona (in Verona). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Scrovegni Chapel, Arena di Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

8
nights
Split, Croatia

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore Split's surroundings by going to Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar), Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Split tour site .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Split are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Split

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hvar, Gaspina mlinica, Church Of St. Roch, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Historic City of Trogir
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and stop by T-bar Stores Mykonos.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Akrotiri is known for beaches, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, and head off the coast to Nea Kameni.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cultural Village, Venetsanos Winery, Nea Kameni
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Athens day trip planning app .

You can fly from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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