21 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights


Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your day by day itinerary now includes SANDEMANs New Berlin, Free Walking Tour, Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and Rausch Schokoladenhaus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. There's much more to do: appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Berlin trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Berlin is minus 7 hours. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Reykjavik.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 3 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Let the collections at National Museum of Iceland and The Icelandic Punk Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hallgrimskirkja and Thingvellir National Park. Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Grindavik to see Blue Lagoon about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, pause for some photo ops at Sun Voyager, and don't miss a visit to Perlan.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik tour planner.

Getting from Berlin to Reykjavik by flight takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Reykjavik is minus 1 hour. December in Reykjavik sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.
Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and The British Museum. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and Saatchi Gallery. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool.

Getting from Reykjavik to London by flight takes about 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Zurich, Switzerland — 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Museum Rietberg and Landesmuseum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Bourbaki Panorama. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Museum Rosengart Collection, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich day trip planning tool.

You can fly from London to Zurich in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Stanze di Raffaello and Tesoro di San Pietro will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planning app.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:

Iceland travel guide

Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.