36 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

36 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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New York City, United States
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In January, Istanbul is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 10°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 21st (Thu), snap pictures at Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Budapest hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vienna travel website.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and finally get great views at Petřín.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Prague vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

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 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience. On the next day, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then walk around Vondelpark, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

Plan trip to Amsterdam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Prague in January, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 1:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, visit Le Marais, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker site.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 4:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally don't miss a visit to Palazzo Vecchio.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 6:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online vacation planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 9:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 10th (Wed), make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally stroll around Parc de Montjuic. On the next day, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip website.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In February in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in February, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 20:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.