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:  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
Drive:  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
Drive:  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 Suleymaniye Cami . Visit Historic Areas of Istanbul and Rumeli Fortress for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 23-hour 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 Matthias Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Liberty Statue and Koller Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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 The Hofburg and MuseumsQuartier Wien. Visit Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade, see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and admire the landmark architecture of Haus der Musik Wien.

For reviews and tourist information, read Vienna online attractions planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough 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
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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 St. Vitus Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Prague Castle and Stary zidovsky Hrbitov. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, explore the world behind art at St. George's Basilica, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, 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 shuttle. 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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NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Scottish National Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Edinburgh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Prague in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. 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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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling Castle
Stirling 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 Grote Markt. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & 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 Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and 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 go by car 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 Groeningemuseum and Atomium. Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan & Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Constantin Meunier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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 Musee Rodin. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time 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
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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, thenexplore the galleries of Doge's Palace, thenadmire 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, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, and then explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Venice online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 go by car 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
Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

10
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Portovenere and Campanile di Giotto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Dog Beach San Vincenzo and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Duomo (in Prato), Museo Ducati (in Borgo Panigale) and Bologna (Basilica di San Petronio, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Centro Storico di Siena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Florence trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bologna, La Valle - Naturalistic Oasis, Tempio di San Biagio, Duomo, Portovenere
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 30:
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Basilica of Santa Croce ©
Basilica of Santa Croce
Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Portovenere ©
Portovenere

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.
Plan my trip to Rome with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 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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