45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Saint-Tropez, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
New York City, United States

5
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Hawk Conservancy Trust and One Tree Hill. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on things with King Cruises, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London journey planner .

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Hawk Conservancy Trust
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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Churchill War Rooms

5
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sacre Coeur Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

3
days
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 a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Rembrandt House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Schönbrunn Palace and Hofburg Palace. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the landmark architecture of Kunst Haus Wien. Museum Hundertwasser, examine the collection at MuseumsQuartier, and meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Hofburg Palace ©
Hofburg Palace
Schönbrunn Palace ©
Schönbrunn Palace

3
days
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Modern Museum. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koç Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip tool .

You can fly from Vienna to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in June, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
days
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of the city life by going to Catacombe di San Callisto and V Lounge Beach Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Pantheon. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, steep yourself in history at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rome route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Rome due to the time zone difference. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Basilica di San Pietro ©
Basilica di San Pietro
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums

3
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

4
days
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage des Canebiers. Escape the urban bustle at Le Cap Lardier and Plage de Cavaliere. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, kick back and relax at Plage des Marines, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip maker site .

You can drive from Florence to Saint-Tropez in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Sainte-Maxime, HPCO - Location Barques Electriques, Plage des Marines
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

5
days
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Calanque de Figuerolles and Plage de Renecros. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud), Plage Napoleon (in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone) and Bandol (Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage du Capelan, & more). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage du Corton and experience rural life at Var Lamas.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bandol, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Plage de Piemanson, Plage du Corton, Var Lamas
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La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Relax by the water at Delta del Llobregat and La Barceloneta. Get a sense of the local culture at La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Spend the 27th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, contemplate the long history of Güell Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Marseille to Barcelona in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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Scuba & Snorkeling
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló

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