12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights

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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): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, thencontemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, thenexplore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Rome reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, thentake in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

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

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): visit Old Town, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, thentake a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow 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
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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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 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenstroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °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

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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): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thenexamine the collection at Atomium, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels attractions planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time 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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