18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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18 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  32​h
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
Singapore, Singapore
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Sydney, Australia

3
days
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica di Sant’Antonio - Basilica del Santo and Basilica dei Frari. Shop till you drop at Raggio Veneziano and Peterpan Masks. When in Venice, make a side trip to see Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Cannaregio, stop by SCRIBA, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Venice custom trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Venice is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Venice is minus 9 hours. In July, Venice is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Padua, Isola di Burano
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Scrovegni Chapel ©
Scrovegni Chapel
San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore

4
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Abbazia di San Galgano and San Quirico d'Orcia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Comune Di Certaldo and The Baptistery of St. John. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: San Gimignano (Duomo di San Gimignano & San Gimignano 1300) and Tower of Mangia (in Siena). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence travel planner.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Venice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

San Gimignano, Abbazia di San Galgano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Comune Di Certaldo, Tower of Mangia
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Abbazia di San Galgano ©
Abbazia di San Galgano
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte
Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte

3
days
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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Île de la Cité. For shopping fun, head to Saint Germain des Pres Quarter or Le Marais. Change things up with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: stop by Marché biologique Raspail, see the interesting displays at Musée Rodin, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, Paris is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Fondation Claude Monet
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

2
days
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, see the sky in a new way at Swiss Museum of Transport, then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, then stop by Max Chocolatier, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Lucerne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Swiss Museum of Transport ©
Swiss Museum of Transport

3
days
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
For shopping fun, head to Clarke Quay or Orchard Road. Explore hidden gems such as Merlion Park and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at S.E.A. Aquarium, wander the streets of Chinatown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cloud Forest, and go for a stroll along the water at Marina Bay.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Singapore trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lucerne to Singapore. The time zone difference when traveling from Lucerne to Singapore is 7 hours. Traveling from Lucerne in August, expect nights in Singapore to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

S.E.A. Aquarium
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Marina Bay ©
Marina Bay
Clarke Quay ©
Clarke Quay
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands ©
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

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