16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  8​h
Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Reims, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Museumplein and then go from sight to sight with Centraal Station.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Venice.

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Centraal Station ©
Centraal Station
Parkeergarage Museum Quarter ©
Parkeergarage Museum Quarter

2
days
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.
On the 31st (Tue), take a stroll through Cannaregio, take a stroll around Isola di Burano, make a trip to Dorsoduro, then steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the striking features of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Friars, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Giorgio Maggiore, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally admire the striking features of Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Venice at 21°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Isola di Burano
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Ponte dei Sospiri ©
Ponte dei Sospiri
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro

2
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, then don't miss a visit to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florence vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in November: highs in Florence hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lucerne.

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Wine Tours & Tastings
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte
Food Tours

1
day
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 4th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

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Getting from Florence to Lucerne by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in November: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint-Malo.

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke) ©
Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke)
Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument ©
Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument

1
day
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Les remparts de Saint-Malo.

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Fly from Lucerne to Saint-Malo in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Saint-Malo is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 15°C and lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Centre Historique, Pointe du Grouin
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Plage du Sillon ©
Plage du Sillon
Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Centre Historique ©
Centre Historique

2
days
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and then see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Saint-Malo to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Reims.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, American Cemetery & Memorial, Pointe du Hoc
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Notre Dame Cathedral ©
Notre Dame Cathedral
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

5
days
Reims, France

Reims ©
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Mercier. Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: Epernay (Champagne Domi, Moet et Chandon Champagne Cellars, & more), Louis Casters (in Damery), Champagne Philippe Martin (in Cumieres), Champagne Domi Moreau et Fils (in Mancy), Champagne Pierre Legras (in Chouilly), Champagne Tarlant (in Oeuilly) and Champagne Thierry Rodez (in Ambonnay). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Champagne Lelarge-Pugeot and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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You can take a train from Bayeux to Reims in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Reims sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Epernay, Champagne Pierre Legras, Champagne Tarlant, Champagne Philippe Martin, Champagne Domi Moreau
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Champagne Thierry Rodez ©
Champagne Thierry Rodez
Moët et Chandon ©
Moët et Chandon
Champagne Pierre Legras ©
Champagne Pierre Legras

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