10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
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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 30th (Sat): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and then stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planning website.

Washington, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Barcelona is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 58°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:

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 1st (Mon): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. On the next day, take a stroll through Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 39°F in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pick up some local products at Central Market Hall, contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

To find out how to plan a trip to Budapest, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Rome to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in February, with highs in Budapest at 44°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:

Prague, Czech Republic

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, stop by Lesser Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Prague day trip site.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in February, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:

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 6th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, make a trip to Stroeget, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Zenzes Wellness, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Denmark.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen travel planner.

You can fly from Prague to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
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