45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
10
Florence, Italy
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
11
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  25 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Melbourne to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Bastion and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Budapest, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Albertina and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Karlskirche for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take a stroll through Historic Center of Vienna, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Vienna, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Castle. Get some historical perspective at St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George's Basilica. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, wander the streets of Lesser Town, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Prague, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Prague

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

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stirling Castle and Scottish National Gallery. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Glasgow and see Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and stroll through Calton Hill.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Prague in April, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Grote Markt & Frans Hals Museum). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Haarlem
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Groeningemuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Ixelles, contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Montmartre and Île de la Cité. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Venice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel

10
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Portovenere and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis and Dog Beach San Vincenzo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Museo Ducati (in Borgo Panigale), Duomo (in Prato) and Bologna (Basilica di San Petronio, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbazia di San Galgano, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florence journey maker.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bologna, Portovenere, La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis, Museo Ducati, Duomo
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 30:
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Portovenere ©
Portovenere
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
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Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Tours Historic Sites Nightlife
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