10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Houston, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Christ Church Cathedral and St. Michan's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Houston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Dublin. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Dublin reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

1
day
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally make a trip to Hősök tere.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Budapest is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect Budapest to be a bit warmer, temps between 83°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in July, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online tour planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. Popular historic sites such as Palatine Hill and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning app .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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