10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark and then contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen holiday planning tool.

Toronto, Canada to Copenhagen is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Copenhagen. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Copenhagen hover around 7°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 24th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit The Jordaan and then explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary website.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner.

Getting from Zurich to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit 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 by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 31st (Mon), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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