10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
train + foot + Fly:  12​h
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

1
night
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and then learn about all things military at Royal Armory. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Junibacken, then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Skansen.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm holiday website .

Philadelphia, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Stockholm. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect Stockholm to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Junibacken ©
Junibacken
Skansen ©
Skansen

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.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Janoshegy.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Budapest trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Stockholm to Budapest by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Budapest is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

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 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Budapest to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in August; daily highs in Rome reach 90°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona planning tool .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Kilmainham Gaol and Guinness Storehouse. There's much more to do: walk around Phoenix Park, get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo, make a trip to Merrion Square, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dublin online vacation maker .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Barcelona to Dublin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Dublin are a bit cooler (66°F), and nights are cooler (51°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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