10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner

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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 22nd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, steep yourself in history at Maria Am Gestade, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in January, plan for slightly colder days in Vienna, with highs around 38°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 24th (Sun), get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

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 26th (Tue): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in January; daily highs in Rome reach 55°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the next day, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence attractions planning website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Florence are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey planning tool.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Florence in January, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites
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