18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Airolo, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Istanbul is minus 5 hours. In December, Istanbul is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, wander the streets of Graben and Kohlmarkt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take an in-depth tour of Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, have some family-friendly fun at Time Travel Vienna, then examine the collection at The Third Man Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vienna holiday maker website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in December since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien ©
Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then explore the activities along Seebad Enge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wyden Badi, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Airolo.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wyden Badi, Einkaufszentrum Glatt
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

1
night
Airolo, Switzerland

Airolo ©
Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get outside with Andermatt Adventure, examine the collection at Talmuseum Ursern, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Forte Airolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolao, then admire the sheer force of The Froda Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at Museo di Valmaggia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Walserhaus Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Airolo trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Zurich to Airolo in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Airolo

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Andermatt, Chiesa di San Nicolao, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Walserhaus Museum, The Froda Waterfall
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:
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Talmuseum Ursern ©
Talmuseum Ursern
Museo di Valmaggia ©
Museo di Valmaggia
Museo Forte Airolo ©
Museo Forte Airolo

2
nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Juventus Stadium. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see where the action happens at Juventus Stadium, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, see the interesting displays at Museo del Novecento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then explore the world behind art at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gallerie d’Italia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

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Drive from Airolo to Milan in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Milan are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Juventus Stadium
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Gallerie d’Italia ©
Gallerie d’Italia
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parc des Princes as well as Eiffel Tower. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Hotel de Ville, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally see where the action happens at Parc des Princes.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel app.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Barrio de Salamanca. Head to Cava Baja Gallery and Mercado San Miguelfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, have some family-friendly fun at EXIT Madrid, and look for gifts at Real Fabrica.

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

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Madrid hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo ©
MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo

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