45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
6
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
7
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
8
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
9
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
10
Split, Croatia
— 8 nights
11
Akrotiri, Greece
— 5 nights
12
Athens, Greece
— Few hours

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, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read London vacation planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around °C and lows about °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
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. August in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can 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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, wander the streets of Parte Vieja, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion, and finally kick back and relax at La Concha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Igueldo, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Guipuzkoa.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia route app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, San Sebastian - Donostia is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours Wineries Parks
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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: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel route tool.

Getting from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August: highs in Lisbon hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

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Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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): get to know the fascinating history of 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 Île Sainte-Marguerite and then head off the coast to Lérins Islands.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Cannes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Île Sainte-Marguerite ©
Île 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Venice side-trips: Verona (Chiesa di San Giorgetto o San Pietro Martire, Casa di Giulietta, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and contemplate the long history of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Venice visit planning website.

You can fly from Cannes to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August in Venice, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Florence by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. 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
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome online visit planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola), Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi) and Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Palazzo di Diocleziano, see Off-Road Tours, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Rome to Split by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Split sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Split

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvar, Gaspina mlinica, Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje)
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Palazzo di Diocleziano ©
Palazzo di Diocleziano

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: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and trot along with Experience Horse Riding.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Split to Akrotiri takes 8 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 Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Akrotiri when traveling from Split in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Vlychada, Megalochori, Kamari Beach, Cultural Village
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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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.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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