13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  14 h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Istanbul reach 7°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning app .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in December, Budapest is a bit cooler at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

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Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Welcome to Rome, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

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Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at Wildness, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website .

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the train to London.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and St. Paul's Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

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