10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Budapest, Hungary
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, then wander the streets of Stroeget, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, then take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, then admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Zenzes Wellness.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in January: highs in Copenhagen hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Museums · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

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 23rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest road trip planning tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in January, expect little chillier with lows of 25°F in Budapest. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:

Rome, Italy

— 1 night

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 25th (Mon): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online itinerary planner.

Fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 55°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then wander the streets of Las Ramblas. On the next day, stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then visit Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Bairro Alto, make a trip to Belém Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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