45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  28 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
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
11
Akrotiri, Greece
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
12
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: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. 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

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

3
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), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then take a stroll through Parte Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the awesome beauty at Monte Igueldo, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online trip 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Sebastian - Donostia when traveling from Paris in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon tour planning tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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 Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through La Croisette and then wander the streets of Le Suquet. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Ile Sainte-Marguerite and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cannes online trip maker .

Getting from Barcelona to Cannes by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Cannes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Ile Sainte-Marguerite ©
Ile Sainte-Marguerite

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.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Verona (Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, Casa di Giulietta, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cannes to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome online route maker .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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 Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola) and Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and contemplate the long history of Old Split.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Split trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Rome to Split in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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, ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri journey planning tool .

You can fly from Split to Akrotiri in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Split in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Akrotiri, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vlychada, Megalochori, Santorini, Perivolos, Kamari Beach
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

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hours
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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