45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 3 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 1 night
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Lenno, Italy
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in July, things will get much hotter in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Split.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Split, Croatia — 3 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, then learn more about the world around you at Diocletians Dream, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and finally explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Split using our trip planner.

You can fly from London to Split in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Split: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 1 night

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, contemplate the long history of Walls of Dubrovnik, then don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Lokrum Island and then wander the streets of Cavtat Old Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik route builder website.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 4 nights

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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dubrovnik in August since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 18°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Plaka.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Budapest to Athens due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Budapest - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Mytho, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

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

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fira online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online route planner.

You can fly from Fira to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fira to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Rome when traveling from Fira in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then steep yourself in history at Lupanar, and finally don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Underground Naples, make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and finally examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Naples route builder site.

Take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery, cool off at Fornillo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Grande, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sorrento holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sorrento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. August in Sorrento sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Torre del Mangia, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Sorrento to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Sorrento in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more), Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony & Scrovegni Chapel) and Gardaland Park (in Castelnuovo del Garda). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Ravizza, then contemplate the long history of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milan attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Milan, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Lenno.
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Lenno, Italy — 2 nights

Lenno was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northeast of Como. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, then take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Carlotta, and then take some stellar pictures from Golfo di Venere.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lenno online vacation planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lenno in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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