10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Dallas, United States

1
night
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 12th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online trip builder .

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in April; daily highs in Paris reach 60°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online route planner .

Fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Istanbul is 2 hours. April in Istanbul sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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 19th (Fri), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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