16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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.
On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. In December, Paris is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip builder .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stop by Skyelark, then explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle, then stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and finally view the masterpieces at Skyeworks Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Isle of Skye Candle Company, view the masterpieces at Alan Campbell Gallery, then stop by Skye Batiks, then look for gifts at Skyelight Candles, and finally view the masterpieces at Trotternish Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Amsterdam to Isle of Skye in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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Skyelark ©
Skyelark
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Skyeworks Gallery ©
Skyeworks Gallery

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Park Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Barcelona in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Isle of Skye to Barcelona. Traveling from Isle of Skye in December, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 21st (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Rome sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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