16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Volendam, Holland
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
day
Volendam, Holland

Volendam ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Hollandse Markt, then stop by Cheese Factory Volendam, then have fun and explore at Uniek Volendam, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marina Volendam.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Volendam day trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Volendam is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Volendam. In November, Volendam is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Volendam

Parks Shopping Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:
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Marina Volendam ©
Marina Volendam
Uniek Volendam ©
Uniek Volendam
Hollandse Markt ©
Hollandse Markt

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 25th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and then stroll around Vondelpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary planning tool .

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Volendam. November in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 27th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, plan for little chillier nights in Zurich, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Museums Parks
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Zurich to Engelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Engelberg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Titlis ©
Titlis

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along The Eiger, trek along The Eiger Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

The Eiger
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Bergrestaurant Aellfluh ©
Bergrestaurant Aellfluh

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. December in Lucerne sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Milan trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in December, expect nights in Milan to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice trip planning site .

You can take a train from Milan to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 4:
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

3
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, classes, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip website .

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rome, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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