16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Berlin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Berlin, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip tool .

Getting from Berlin to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London online trip maker .

Fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder website .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence online visit planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Florence at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome journey planner .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Rome, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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