45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Schwangau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg. Visit Ringstrasse and Kaisergruft for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Belvedere Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, examine the collection at Third Man Museum, and take a stroll through Graben and Kohlmarkt.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker app.

Perth, Australia to Vienna is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in August; daily highs in Vienna reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

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 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Blasius Church, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then contemplate the long history of Kapitelplatz & Kapitelschwemme, then admire the landmark architecture of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Salzburger Altstadt. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemetery of St. Sebastian (Friedhof St. Sebastian), look for gifts at Einfach Schoen MODE, deepen your understanding at Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), then stroll the grounds of Catacombe Del Cimitero Di San Pietro, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salzburg trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Salzburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Salzburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Schwangau.
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Schwangau, Germany — 2 nights

Fairy-Tale Village

An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Koloman, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then admire the striking features of Schloss Hohenschwangau, then contemplate the waterfront views at Schwansee, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalvarienberg. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkloster St. Stephan, see the interesting displays at Museum der Stadt Fussen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hl.-Geist-Spitalkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Welfenmünster.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Schwangau trip planner.

You can drive from Salzburg to Schwangau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Schwangau when traveling from Salzburg in August, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Shop till you drop at Viktualienmarkt and Kunsthalle Munich. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Schleissheim. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Dachau Palace in Dachau--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, and appreciate the history behind Karlstor.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munich holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Schwangau to Munich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Die Hackeschen Hoefe, take an in-depth tour of Palace of Tears, and then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): browse the different shops at Mall of Berlin, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Berlin visit planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Canals area and Portuguese Synagogue are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Dom Tower. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Utrecht to see Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

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.
For shopping fun, head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or Museum De Reede. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vlaeykensgang, &more), Herge Museum (in Louvain-la-Neuve) and Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mont des Arts, and make a trip to Atomium.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hampton Court Palace and Westminster. Step out of London to go to Kew and see Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Wallace Collection, brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and enjoy some music at South Bank.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London due to the time zone difference. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Trust - Chirk Castle and Erddig. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Speke Hall and St. George's Hall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Shrewsbury (St Mary's Church, Saint Chad's Church, &more) and Conwy (Conwy Town Walls, Smallest House in Britain, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, see the interesting displays at British Music Experience, and stroll around Sefton Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip builder site.

Getting from London to Liverpool by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Liverpool: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at Guinness Storehouse and Bru na Boinne. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and National Gallery of Ireland. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Malahide Castle (in Malahide), Irish Military War Museum & Family Park (in Starinagh) and Newgrange (in Donore). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stop by Carrolls Irish Gifts, and explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online road trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Dublin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Salamanca.
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Salamanca, Spain — 2 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Marcos Church, steep yourself in history at Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), then make a trip to Plaza de Anaya, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Purisima Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Alberto Churriguera y al Conde Francos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Escuelas Menores, look for gifts at El Motin Del Te, then steep yourself in history at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento Las Claras.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Salamanca holiday maker website.

Do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Salamanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Dublin to Salamanca, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Salamanca to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Casa Vicens. Step out of Barcelona to go to Santa Coloma de Cervello and see Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Casa Batllo, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Pisa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica of Santa Croce and Knights’ Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Pisa (Camposanto, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
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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The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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