10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. On your second day here, visit Alfama, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Washington, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Lisbon is 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Washington in April, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): visit Las Ramblas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online attractions planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

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.
On the 5th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Venice journey planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Temple Bar and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. There's lots more to do: stroll around Phoenix Park, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Christ Church Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder site.

You can fly from Venice to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Venice to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in May, with highs in Dublin at 59°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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