17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
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 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Rome, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, things will get much colder in Rome: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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 22nd (Mon): appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence route planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April in Florence, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Florence

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then make a trip to Jeronimos Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Alfama, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then examine the collection at National Tile Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon route planner.

Getting from Florence to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 28th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Mala strana. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, and finally make a trip to Old Town Square.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Prague attractions planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Prague are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
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.
On the 30th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Budapest trip planning website .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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