15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, use the Istanbul travel website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Rome holiday planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. Explore hidden gems such as Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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.
On the 17th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then steep yourself in history at Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Ca' d'Oro, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
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 21st (Tue), wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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