11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Vienna.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vienna holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Vienna. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Vienna

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation maker app .

Getting from Vienna to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Catacombe di San Callisto will thrill your kids. Visit Pantheon and Palatine Hill for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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