12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Rome due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice online day trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 5th (Tue), take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zurich vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Venice in May, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris online tour planner .

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), make a trip to Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally steep yourself in history at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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