45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Gdansk, Poland
— 3 nights
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Poznan, Poland
— 3 nights
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Wroclaw, Poland
— 3 nights
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Dresden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Longyearbyen, Norway
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chapel of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church and Peter the Great House Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Trips in Tallinn and Cape Pakri. Get out of town with these interesting Tallinn side-trips: Lighthouse Pakri (in Paldiski) and Keila Waterfall (in Keila). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dominican Monastery Claustrum, examine the collection at Estonian Health Museum, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Garden, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tallinn attractions planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Tallinn is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Riga.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:

Riga, Latvia — 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Berga Bazars (the Bergs Bazaar) and Kalnciema Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pilsetas kanals and Vecaki Beach. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ragakapa Nature Park, admire the striking features of JJugenda Stila Nami, Riga, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Livu Square.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Riga day trip tool.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vilnius.
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Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): examine the collection at Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, stroll the grounds of Rasu Cemetery (Rasu kapines), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bernardine Church (Bernardinu Baznycia), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Vingis Park, soak in style at Turkish baths, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vilnius travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Riga to Vilnius takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Vilnius are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Warsaw.
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Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Warsaw, Poland — 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Praga Polnoc and Bazylika katedralna Sw. Michala Archaniola i Sw. Floriana Meczennika. Get in touch with nature at Municipal Beach and Nature Reserve Lawice Kielpinskie. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Vistula River Beach, contemplate the long history of Warsaw Ghetto boundary marker, stroll the grounds of Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach, and see the interesting displays at Stacja Muzeum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip builder website.

Fly from Vilnius to Warsaw in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gdansk.
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Gdansk, Poland — 3 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja) and North Harbor Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Sobieszewo Beach and Bazantarnia Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gdansk: Sacred Heart Church (in Stegna) and Brama Targowa (in Elblag). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rezerwat Ptasi Raj, see some colorful creatures with Tryton Diving Center, examine the collection at Sala BHP, and steep yourself in history at Court of the Fraternity of St. George.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gdansk day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Gdansk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Gdansk sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Poznan.
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Poznan, Poland — 3 nights

Poland's original capital, Poznan boasts centuries of rich history and culture, as well as a modern town center drawing a growing number of weekend revelers with its vibrant nightlife and diverse restaurant scene.
Popular historic sites such as Rogalin Palace and Kornik Castle are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urban beach in Lubon and Church of Francis Seraficki. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Muzeum Sztuk Uzytkowych - Zamek Przemysla, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church, take an in-depth tour of Poznan Archaeological Museum, and steep yourself in history at Zamek Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Poznan online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gdansk to Poznan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wroclaw.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Wroclaw, Poland — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known for its relaxed and liberal atmosphere, the energetic city of Wroclaw lures visitors with its rich cultural heritage and pedestrian-friendly old town.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral of St. Stanislaus and St. Vaclav and University Church of the Blessed Name of Jesus. Do some cultural sightseeing at White Stork Synagogue and National Museum. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at GOjump Wroclaw Park Trampolin, examine the collection at Muzeum Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll the grounds of Historic Jewish Cemetery.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Wroclaw trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Poznan to Wroclaw in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dresden.
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Dresden, Germany — 3 nights

Florence of the North

Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Get some cultural insight at Bautzen Memorial (Gedenkstaette Bautzen) and Turkish Chamber / Turckische Cammer. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Der Dom St. Petri zu Bautzen and Leaning Tower of Bautzen / Reichenturm. Go for a jaunt from Dresden to Hohnstein to see Schwedenlocher about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Parkeisenbahn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Martin Kirche, take an in-depth tour of Festung Xperience (Festung Dresden), and brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dresden trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Wroclaw to Dresden in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Dresden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Neues Palais and Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. Discover out-of-the-way places like Schloss Cecilienhof and Marmorpalais. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Potsdam to see Biosphere Potsdam about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tempelhof Airport, get outside with Strandbar Mitte, wander the streets of Prenzlauer Berg, and stop by Nicholas Quarter.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin day trip app.

Drive from Dresden to Berlin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Hamburg.
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Hamburg, Germany — 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Explore hidden gems such as Alter Kran and St. Nicolai Kirche. Get a sense of the local culture at Kloster Lune and Stintmarkt im Luneburger Hafen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Luneburg (St. John's Church, Michaeliskirche (St. Michaelis) Lueneburg, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hauptkirche St. Katharinen.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Hamburg trip simple and quick.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Bergen.
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Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Bergen, Norway — 3 nights

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Visiting Hardangerfjord and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Bergenhus Festningsmuesum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Helleneset, admire the ancient design of Heit Bergen Sauna, pause for some photo ops at The Homeless, and see the interesting displays at Theta Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bergen vacation planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Bergen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October in Bergen, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vestre Gravlund and Oscarshall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Saviour's Memorial Cemetery and Semsvannet. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vulkan Neighbourhood, test the waters at Kok Oslo, trek along Damstredet & Telthusbakken, and contemplate the long history of 22. juli-senteret.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oslo route builder app.

Fly from Bergen to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bergen in October, plan for little chillier nights in Oslo, with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Longyearbyen.
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Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:

Longyearbyen, Norway — 5 nights

A coal-mining town, Longyearbyen draws visitors interested in viewing the northern lights.
Take a break from the city and head to Basecamp Explorer Spitsbergen and Magdalenefjord Svalbard. Pyramiden and North Pole Expedition Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svalbard Kirke, make a trip to Galleri Svalbard, shop like a local with Ingenior G. Paulsen, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Gruve 3.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Longyearbyen holiday planner.

Fly from Oslo to Longyearbyen in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Oslo in October, expect Longyearbyen to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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Svalbard travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Safaris · Churches