16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the galleries of Atomium, steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do and tourist information, read our Brussels attractions planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Frankfurt by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Vienna.

Things to do in Frankfurt

2
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and examine the collection at The Hofburg.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Frankfurt to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Frankfurt in January since evenings lows in Vienna dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 7th (Tue), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Vienna to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Rome is a bit warmer than Vienna - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Highlights from your plan
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©

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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Venice by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In January, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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