10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Chicago, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll around Vondelpark and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planning site .

Chicago, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get a bit warmer in Amsterdam: highs are around 47°F and lows about 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague journey builder site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in December; daily highs in Prague reach 41°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, admire the striking features of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Budapest visit planner.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Budapest are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 27th (Fri): ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip builder tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 29th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip builder tool .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip website .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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