45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
8
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
9
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
13
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Boston, United States

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning site .

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in Dublin at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

4
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, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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 find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. August in Paris sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are little chillier (72°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Nordiska museet.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stockholm online travel route planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Stockholm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Nature Parks
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

4
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, make a trip to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), examine the collection at Russian Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the St. Petersburg trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Theme Parks Parks
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

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You can fly from St. Petersburg to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get in on the family fun at Prater, and don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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You can fly from Prague to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Vienna, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)

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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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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, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Guardastelle Vineyard in San Gimignano, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Florence online trip planner .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Guardastelle Vineyard
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Lisbon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sintra
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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