45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Ravello, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Church of St. Louis of the French. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder app.

Durban, South Africa to Rome is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Durban in November: highs in Rome hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Pantheon ©
Must see
Pantheon
4.8

4
nights
Ravello, Italy

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Head to Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmelafor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Positano (Fornillo & Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Ravello, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dell'Annunziata, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, and admire the verdant scenery at Valle dei Mulini.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ravello online route maker.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Rome in November since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Duomo di Ravello ©
Religious Site
Duomo di Ravello
4.2
Fornillo ©
Beach
Fornillo
4.2

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri and M.G. Designfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza del Campo and Basilica of Santa Croce. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Siena (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, examine the collection at Museo di San Marco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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Getting from Ravello to Florence by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Side Trips

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Piazza del Campo ©
Must see
Piazza del Campo
4.8
Duomo di Siena ©
Must see
Duomo di Siena
4.8
Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Historic Site
Basilica of Santa Croce
4.7

4
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza delle Erbe and Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Doge's Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Scrovegni Chapel (in Padua) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Arena di Verona). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, stop by Campo del Ghetto, and take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, Venice is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7

3
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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Quinta da Regaleira and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo dos Mouros and Park and National Palace of Pena. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take a stroll through Rossio Square.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lisbon online journey planner.

Getting from Venice to Lisbon by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Venice in December, with highs in Lisbon at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5

4
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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and visit Le Marais.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6
Palace of Versailles ©
World heritage site
Palace of Versailles
4.0

3
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Leidseplein. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Anne Frank House ©
Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
Van Gogh Museum ©
Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
Rijksmuseum ©
Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

3
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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fotografiska Stockholm and Drottningholm Palace. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace and Stockholm Old Town. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stockholm online trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Stockholm by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Stockholm to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Skansen ©
Specialty Museum
Skansen
4.1
Vasa Museum ©
History Museum
Vasa Museum
4.7
Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
4.2

3
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Let the collections at Lobkowicz Palace and St. George's Basilica capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lesser Town and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague trip planner.

You can fly from Stockholm to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Staromestske namesti ©
World heritage site
Staromestske namesti
4.8
Prague Castle ©
Castle
Prague Castle
4.5

4
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Hofburg and Albertina. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour builder app.

You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Vienna are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Must see
Schonbrunn Palace
4.6
Belvedere Palace ©
Art Museum
Belvedere Palace
4.6

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Memento Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and pick up some local products at Central Market Hall.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
Matthias Church ©
World heritage site
Matthias Church
4.7
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
Liberty Statue ©
Historic Site
Liberty Statue
4.6

4
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suleymaniye Cami and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Appreciate the collections at Galata Tower and Topkapi Palace. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

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. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Religious Site
Suleymaniye Cami
4.9
Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7

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