46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Neues Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, stop by Potsdamer Platz, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning site.

Manchester, UK to Berlin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Berlin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Center of Vienna and Wine Tours & Tastings. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melk Abbey and Schonbrunner Gardens. Explore Vienna's surroundings by going to Weingut Freigut Thallern (in Gumpoldskirchen), Sooss (Weingut Familie Pagler, Weingut Schwertfuhrer 47er, &more) and Schallaburg (in Schallaburg). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to Peterskirche, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Vienna travel planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Vienna, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Koros Torok Sandy Beach and Danube River. Get some cultural insight at Shoes on the Danube Bank and St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get out of town with these interesting Budapest side-trips: Beach (in Tiszakecske), Keszthely (Helikon Beach, Municipal Beach, &more) and Opusztaszer National Historical Heritage Park (in Opusztaszer). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

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Lindos, Greece

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. Relax by the water at Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kamiros in Kalavarda (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos online route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Budapest to Lindos in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lindos, with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Acropolis of Athens and Seahorse Dive Center. Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Legrena Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi & Spas) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, stop by Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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

Getting from Lindos to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Pantheon. Explore hidden gems such as Palatine Hill and Trastevere. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa d'Este in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Rome by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

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Florence, Italy

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 Piazza del Duomo and Mate Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Leaning Tower of Pisa & Duomo di Pisa), Montalcino (Winery Solaria Patrizia Cencioni & Castiglion del Bosco Winery) and Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Poggio Amorelli, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence tour itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Florence. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Venice tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Venice sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Castel Plage and Plage Robinson. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Saint-Paul de Vence. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Saint-Raphael (Calanque de Maubois, TakSea, &more), Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Cannes (La Croisette, Rue d'Antibes, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, stroll through Coco Beach, and indulge your senses at Azur Wine Tours.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Venice to Nice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and finally do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne road trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Carcassonne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Carcassonne when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Aug 30 — 31:

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Get outdoors at San Pol Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carcassonne in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

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Malaga, Spain

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Malaga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Malaga, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 10:

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.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.