45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
Drive
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Como, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Bari, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Salerno, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Capri, Italy
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 day
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cannes, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

The Square Mile

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online route planner.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Tivoli Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), stop by Christiania, and explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Copenhagen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Copenhagen hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan holiday planning site.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Milan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Milan is a bit warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Como.
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Como, Italy — 4 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio) and Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello). There's much more to do: make a trip to Faro voltiano, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ciclovia dei Laghi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tempio Voltiano, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Como tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 1 night

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then delve into the lush surroundings at Foresta di Vallombrosa, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence online travel planner.

Take a train from Como to Florence in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 4 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bari: Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare), Grotte di Castellana (in Castellana Grotte) and Zoosafari (in Fasano). And it doesn't end there: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Citta Vecchia - Bari, see the interesting displays at Piccolo Museo didattico del cinema, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Bari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bari online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Florence to Bari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy — 1 night

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stop by Lavorazione Artigianale Savastano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Salerno, then make a trip to Promenade Trieste, and finally get outside with Cilento.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salerno trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bari to Salerno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bari in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Salerno, with lows around 28°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Change things up with these side-trips from Positano: Ravello (Villa Cimbrone Gardens & Villa Rufolo) and Amalfi (Cloister del Paradiso & Duomo di Sant'Andrea). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, get outside with I Suoni degli Dei - Pelagos, get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei, and kick back and relax at Arienzo Beach Club, Positano.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Positano vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Positano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Italia, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Leonelli's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sorrento route website.

You can drive from Positano to Sorrento in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In August in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Italy

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): Head underground at Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, then take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Capri route maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. August in Capri sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa e Convento di S. Francesco and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sorrento online day trip planner.

Getting from Capri to Sorrento by ferry takes about an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
On the 30th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Forum, then contemplate the long history of Villa dei Misteri, then explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Lupanar.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pompeii trip site.

You can drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Pompeii, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 1 night

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naples holiday maker app.

Naples is very close to Pompeii. August in Naples sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 31st (Thu), you're off to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Thu) at Aquasplash. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Nice tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Naples, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 1 day

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then appreciate the history behind Hector Berlioz Statue, and finally try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo trip maker.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

On the 4th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice day trip planning tool.

Nice is just a stone's throw from Monte-Carlo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France — 2 nights

Festival City

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.
On the 6th (Wed), take a tour of Vieux Port, admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île Sainte-Marguerite.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Nice to Cannes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Church St Francis of Assisi, then stop by Port Grimaud, and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Des Garcinieres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Tropez Harbor, learn about all things military at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and finally get engrossed in the history at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez trip planner.

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In September in Saint-Tropez, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 4 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Annecy to see Lake Annecy about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Tropez to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in September: highs in Lyon hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Monaco travel guide

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Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.
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