10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions planning app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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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 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris journey planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo route planner .

You can fly from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Monte-Carlo hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rome trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Monte-Carlo to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Rome. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 3rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Florence to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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