10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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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.
You've now added Musee Rodin to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), make a trip to Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague road trip planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Prague are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Vienna, Austria

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Albertina, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the landmark architecture of Belvedere Palace. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vienna trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Vienna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Budapest, Hungary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Hungarian Parliament Building, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome road trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in December: high temperatures in Rome hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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