10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago, United States


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1
day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip builder site .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Florence trip maker app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

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 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, then browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Venice, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 17th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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