10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Plakias, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
5
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to St. Mark's Square, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder website .

Washington DC, USA to Venice is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Venice, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Venice when traveling from Washington DC in August, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Florence travel route tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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.
On the 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Colosseum and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plakias.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Plakias, Greece

Plakias ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Episkopi Beach and Skinaria Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Kalamaki Beach and Damnoni Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plakias: Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon) and Gerani Beach (in Gerani).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Plakias online travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Plakias. Traveling from Rome to Plakias, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Plakias are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Plakias

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Episkopi Beach, Gerani Beach, Rethymnon Old Town, Kalamaki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Skinaria Beach ©
Skinaria Beach
Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Damnoni Beach ©
Damnoni Beach

1
night
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
On the 14th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Plakias to Copenhagen with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Plakias in August; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 71°F and lows reach 54°F. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

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