10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Nyhavn, make a trip to Stroeget, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Zenzes Wellness, admire the striking features of Amalienborg, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Copenhagen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in January, expect nights in Copenhagen to be somewhat warmer, around 31°F, while days are little chillier, around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Budapest travel route planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Copenhagen in January since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 25°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Wed), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat 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 travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas. On your second day here, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally visit El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona route planner.

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow 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.
On the 30th (Sat), admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and then take a stroll through Alfama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Bairro Alto, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip builder tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. January in Lisbon sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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