18 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

18 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Western Europe & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll through Park Güell, admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, then explore the galleries of El Cafè de la Pedrera, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get slightly colder in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

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

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 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Globe, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read London holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll through Vondelpark, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Natura Artis Magistra.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from London to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Pergamonmuseum, make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, then get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Berlin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Berlin

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

1
night
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 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Prague in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Schönbrunn Palace, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Museum Judenplatz. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum, and then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's 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 7th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, then get a sense of history and politics at Residence Parliament, then examine the collection at House of Terror, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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