45 days in Europe Itinerary

45 days in Europe Itinerary

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45 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  10​h
1
Hannover, Germany
— 6 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
8
Hannover, Germany
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
10
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

6
nights
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
19 Lachter Stollen and Modellbundesbahn will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Rapunzelturm and Jakobikirche. Change things up with these side-trips from Hannover: Das Alte Rathaus (in Celle), Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Marktkirche Zum Heiligen Geist & Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum) and Kloster Wienhausen (in Wienhausen). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Maschpark, explore the activities along Maschsee, take an in-depth tour of Historisches Museum Hannover, and see the interesting displays at Luftfahrtmuseum Hannover-Laatzen.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Hannover trip itinerary tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Hannover is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Hannover, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in July, plan for colder days in Hannover, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 16°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Rapunzelturm, 19 Lachter Stollen, Kloster Wienhausen, Jakobikirche
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Maschpark ©
Maschpark
Kloster Wienhausen ©
Kloster Wienhausen
Modellbundesbahn ©
Modellbundesbahn

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura and Duomo di Orvieto. Popular historic sites such as Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to MOOD (in Terni), Tarquinia (Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense & Necropoli di Tarquinia) and Piazza del Duomo (in Spoleto). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hannover to Rome in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hannover in July; daily highs in Rome reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vatican City, Terni, Tarquinia, Piazza del Duomo, Duomo di Orvieto
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica di Santa Croce and The Baptistery of St. John. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Academy Of Florence Art Gallery and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. When in Florence, make a side trip to see Duomo San Donato in Arezzo, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and get a sense of history and politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Duomo San Donato
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

4
nights
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 Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Belvedere Palace. Shop till you drop at Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarkt. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and explore the world behind art at Leopold Museum.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Vienna sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salzburger Altstadt and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fortress Hohensalzburg and Residenzgalerie Salzburg. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salzburg online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Salzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Salzburg sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Salzburger Altstadt ©
Salzburger Altstadt
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©

5
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Île de la Cité. Get some cultural insight at Chartres Cathedral and Palace of Versailles. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Paris takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hyeres.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

6
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Confiserie Azureenne and Ecomusee Wallaby Boomerangs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Abbey of Thoronet and Port de Cavalaire. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hyeres: Plage de Cabasson (in Bormes-Les-Mimosas), Chapelle Sainte Roseline (in Les Arcs sur Argens) and Plage de l'Escalet (in Ramatuelle). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Gigaro, take some stellar pictures from Chateau d'Hyeres, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyeres online vacation planner .

Fly from Paris to Hyeres in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, La Croix-Valmer, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Plage de l'Escalet, Abbey of Thoronet
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro

3
nights
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of St. Servatius and Castle Marienburg. Let the collections at Sprengel Museum Hannover and Museum Schloss Herrenhausen capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Hannover side-trips: St. Michaelis (in Hildesheim), Stabkirche Hahnenklee (in Hahnenklee-Bockswiese) and Nordturm der Marktkirche (in Goslar). See even more of Hannover: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Cyriakus, take a stroll through Altstadt, steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, and admire the natural beauty at Berggarten.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hannover holiday builder .

Explore your travel options from Hyeres to Hannover with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hyeres in August: high temperatures in Hannover hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Goslar, Castle Marienburg, St Cyriakus, Church of St. Servatius, St. Michaelis
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Aegidienkirche ©
Aegidienkirche
Castle Marienburg ©
Castle Marienburg
Church of St. Servatius ©
Church of St. Servatius

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Neues Palais, take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, then stroll around Sanssouci Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Neues Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Mitte, see the interesting displays at Classic Remise Berlin, then browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), then look for gifts at Rausch Schokoladenhaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Gedenkstaette Berlin-Hohenschoenhausen.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Berlin travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Hannover to Berlin in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Potsdam
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Neues Palais ©
Neues Palais
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church ©
Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of St. Michael and Marienkirche. Miniatur Wunderland and Dialog Im Dunkeln will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Lubeck (European Hansemuseum, St. Petri zu Lubeck, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt, kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, look for gifts at Alsterhaus Hamburg, and take a stroll through Binnenalster.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hamburg trip website .

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lubeck, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
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Ohlsdorf Cemetery ©
Ohlsdorf Cemetery
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis ©
Hauptkirche St. Michaelis
Speicherstadt ©
Speicherstadt

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