45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Budapest
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Drive
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planning site.

New Delhi, India to Budapest is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Budapest due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

5
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and stroll around Prater.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip builder tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally don't miss a visit to Mirabell Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

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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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Vaclavske namEsti.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Prague trip planner.

Drive from Salzburg to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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London, United Kingdom

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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to London in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels tour builder.

Traveling by train from London to Brussels takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Brussels, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

Planning Bruges trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 11:

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. January in Paris sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona route tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul tour planning app.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in January, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 10°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28: