16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lake Lucerne, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary site .

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Frankfurt takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Frankfurt are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Vienna when traveling from Frankfurt in January, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 7th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker website .

You can fly from Vienna to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, Rome is somewhat warmer than Vienna - with highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence attractions app .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Venice is a bit cooler than Florence - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks 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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