45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
9
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
10
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
11
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
12
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini and Welcome to Rome. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Palazzo Doebbing (in Sutri), Cimina Dolciaria (in Capranica) and Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, view the masterpieces at I Colori di Dentro di Maria Grazia Luffarelli, join in the after-dark buzz at Soqquadro APS, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rome. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Rome to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vatican City, Museo Palazzo Doebbing, Cimina Dolciaria, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Signoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of Santa Croce and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, explore the galleries of Sinagoga di Firenze e Museo ebraico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and explore the world behind art at Palazzo Strozzi.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey builder.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Carre d'Artistes. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Opera Lounge. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, take in the spiritual surroundings of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online vacation builder.

Fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Born ©
El Born
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Batalha Monastery. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Alfama. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Monastery of Alcobaca in Alcobaca, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the exciting artwork at Ana Romero Flagship Store, take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

National Coach Museum, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

5
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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Eglise Saint-Godard, Historial Jeanne d’Arc, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, see the interesting displays at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rouen
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

4
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Cathedral of Our Lady. Let the collections at Belgian Comic Strip Center and René Magritte Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Cogels Osylei, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), &more) and Dijlepad (in Mechelen). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, visit Lower Town, and see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Antwerp, Dijlepad
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Body Worlds. Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Keramiek Atelier & Galerie Marjoke de Heer capture your imagination. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), &more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, examine the collection at Micropia, view the masterpieces at The Merchant House, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

The Hague
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Museum of Edinburgh. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Old Town and The War Poets. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Edinburgh. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Czech Repubrick and Narodni Galerie Praha. Do some cultural sightseeing at Staromestske namesti and Spanish Synagogue. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Lilly's Artfor some retail therapy. Appreciate the collections at Belvedere Palace and Heeresgeschichtliches Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vienna: Melk Abbey (in Melk) and Wachau Valley (in Joching). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, visit Graben and Kohlmarkt, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ringstrasse, and explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Vienna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Melk Abbey, Wachau Valley
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and Fisherman's Bastion are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matthias Church and Budapest Pinball Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the exciting artwork at Virag Judit Galllery and Auction House, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, and wander the streets of Vaci Street.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Budapest are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami . Step off the beaten path and head to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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