10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Paris, France

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.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally wander the streets of Montmartre. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Paris, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 53°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Cannaregio, visit Campo del Ghetto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Venice are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Florence, Italy

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 29th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip builder app.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Rome to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in April, Athens is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Berlin, Germany

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and finally don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip website.

Getting from Athens to Berlin by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Berlin is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.