46 days in Europe Itinerary

46 days in Europe Itinerary

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46 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Hannover, Germany
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Train + Bus:  8 h 45 min
6
Flam, Norway
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
7
Matera, Italy
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
9
Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
10
Vestvagoy, Norway
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planning website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Paris is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Venice and Le Musee du Pain d'Epices et de l'Art Populaire Alsacien. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Domaine Paul Blanck (in Kientzheim), Kintzheim (La Volerie des aigles & La montagne des singes) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, make a trip to La Popartiserie, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and take a stroll through La Petite France.

Plan a Strasbourg trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kintzheim, Little Venice, Domaine Paul Blanck, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Le Musee du Pain d'Epices et de l'Art Populaire Alsacien
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
La Volerie des aigles
La Volerie des aigles

4
nights
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wernigerode Castle and Herrenhaeuser Garten. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Buckeburg and Imperial Palace of Goslar. Venture out of the city with trips to Hameln Old Town (in Hameln) and St. Michaelis (in Hildesheim). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Maschsee, get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hannover visit site.

Drive from Strasbourg to Hannover in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Hannover sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Imperial Palace of Goslar, Hameln Old Town, Wernigerode Castle, St. Michaelis, Schloss Buckeburg
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Erlebnis Zoo Hannover ©
Erlebnis Zoo Hannover
Wernigerode Castle ©
Wernigerode Castle
Schloss Buckeburg ©
Schloss Buckeburg

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potsdam's Gardens and Großer Tiergarten. The adventure continues: make a trip to East Side Gallery, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and join in the after-dark buzz at Oslo Kaffebar.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip planner.

Getting from Hannover to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Berlin

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Potsdam's Gardens
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Potsdam's Gardens ©
Potsdam's Gardens
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
East Side Gallery ©
East Side Gallery

5
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square and Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. Wawel Royal Castle and Wieliczka Salt Mine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Rakowicki Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Krakow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Flam.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Highlights from your plan
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

5
nights
Flam, Norway

Flam ©
Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naeroyfjord and Gamle Laerdalsoeyri. Get in touch with nature at Nature Trail Kreklingen and Brekkefossen. Change things up with these side-trips from Flam: Hardangervidda National Park (in Uvdal) and Husedalen Valley (in Kinsarvik). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rallarvegen and steep yourself in history at Otternes Bygdetun.

Plan a Flam trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Krakow to Flam in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Krakow in October: highs in Flam hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Matera.

Things to do in Flam

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Aurland Municipality, Hardangervidda National Park, Naeroyfjord, Husedalen Valley, Gamle Laerdalsoeyri
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Rallarvegen ©
Rallarvegen
Naeroyfjord ©
Naeroyfjord
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri ©
Gamle Laerdalsoeyri

4
nights
Matera, Italy

Matera ©
Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica San Nicola and Lungomare e Murat. Get outdoors at Grotte di Castellana and Jonian Dolphin Conservation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Matera: Castel del Monte (in Andria) and Taranto (Ponte Girevole & Castello Aragonese). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, make a trip to Palombaro Lungo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale, and contemplate the long history of Parco delle Chiese Rupestri di Matera.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Matera visit planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Flam to Matera. Traveling from Flam in November, you will find days in Matera are warmer (18°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Matera

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taranto, Bari, Castel del Monte, Cattedrale, Grotte di Castellana
Highlights from your plan
Basilica San Nicola ©
Basilica San Nicola
Castello Aragonese ©
Castello Aragonese
Castel del Monte ©
Castel del Monte

6
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
Visiting Margaret Island and Danube River will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Halaszbastya and Buda Castle. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Budapest itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Matera to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Matera in November, with highs in Budapest at 11°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Buda Castle ©
Buda Castle

4
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goreme National Park and Guray Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Uchisar Castle and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and stop by Guray Seramik.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Goreme takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Goreme due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 0°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vestvagoy.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Avanos, Uchisar Castle
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Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
night
Vestvagoy, Norway

Vestvagoy ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with Experience Lofoten Islands, then look for gifts at The Glasblower At Vikten, and then admire the majestic nature at Haukland Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at KaviarFactory, then look for gifts at Engelskmannsbrygga i Henningsvaer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kabelvag Church, and finally examine the collection at Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vestvagoy road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Goreme to Vestvagoy with the Route module. Traveling from Goreme to Vestvagoy, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Goreme in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Vestvagoy: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vestvagoy

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Henningsvaer, Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum, The Glasblower At Vikten, Kabelvag Church
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Haukland Beach ©
Haukland Beach
Kabelvag Church ©
Kabelvag Church
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum ©
Lofoten Krigsminnenmuseum

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