45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London vacation planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. 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 26°C and lows about 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
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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 much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip tool.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. 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
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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, then don'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 more things to do, photos, maps, 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 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, San Sebastian - Donostia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°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 Parks Beaches
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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, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), take a stroll through Alfama, and appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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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 striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and walk around Ciutadella Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in August since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
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): 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.

For photos, traveler tips, 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 do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Cannes. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:
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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: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Scala Contarini del Bovolo, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, 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 34°C during the day and 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 Nature Parks

Side Trip

Verona
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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 the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker.

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
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: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
Highlights from your plan
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: Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje) (in Zadar), Hvar (Franciscan Monastery & Spanjola) and Church Of St. Roch (in Kastel Novi). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo di Diocleziano, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Live Museum Split, and steep yourself in history at Historic City of Trogir.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Split tour builder tool.

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 30°C and lows of 19°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, Sea Organ (Morske Orgulje), Historic City of Trogir, Church Of St. Roch
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: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach.

Plan trip to Akrotiri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus 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 Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Split in September since evenings lows in Akrotiri dip to 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

Santorini, Vlychada, Megalochori, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

few
hours
Athens, Greece

Athens
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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