10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Badalucco, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Train to Dusseldorf, Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step off the beaten path and head to St. Peter's Square and Cupola di San Pietro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Badalucco.

Things to do in Florence

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Badalucco, Italy

Badalucco is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 100km southwest of Genoa and about 15km west of Imperia. On the 30th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Madonna dell'Acquasanta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna di Lampedusa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Badalucco road trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Badalucco in 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Badalucco when traveling from Florence in December, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Badalucco

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): wander the streets of Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then stop by Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Badalucco to Zurich with the Route module. Traveling from Badalucco in December, expect Zurich to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

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Frankfurt, Germany

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg), explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt route maker tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Frankfurt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Frankfurt sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, then explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning tool.

Getting from Frankfurt to Amsterdam by combination of train and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Italy travel guide

4.6
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Province of Imperia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Outdoor Activities
Imperia is a coastal city and comune in the region of Liguria, Italy. It is the capital of the province of Imperia, and historically it was capital of the Intemelia district of Liguria. Mussolini created the city of Imperia on 21 October 1923 by combining Porto Maurizio and Oneglia and the surrounding village communes of Piani, Caramagna Ligure, Castelvecchio di Santa Maria Maggiore, Borgo Sant'Agata, Costa d'Oneglia, Poggi, Torrazza, Moltedo and Montegrazie.Imperia is well known for the cultivation of flowers and olives, and is a popular summer destination for visitors. The local Piscina Felice Cascione indoor pool has hosted numerous national and international aquatics events.HistoryThe name of Oneglia may have its roots in the pre-Roman settlement of Pagus Unelia, on the hill of Castelvecchio, which was probably one of the sex oppida of the Liguri. This spawned Ripa Uneliae, a village down on the coast probably on the site of the modern-day Borgo Peri. Modern Oneglia became established on its modern site around 935AD, possibly after it was destroyed by the Saracens; in 1100 it became a fief of the Diocese of Albenga. In 1298 Oneglia became part of the fiefdom of the Doria family of Genoa; the famous admiral Andrea Doria (1466–1560) was born in the town. The Dorias sold the town to Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy in 1576, and Oneglia essentially remained a Savoyard enclave in the Republic of Genoa until Italian unification. Nonetheless, it was on the front line in the wars of the House of Savoy; it was seized in 1614 and 1649 by the Spaniards and in 1623 and 1672 by the Genoese. In 1692 it had to repulse an attack by a French squadron; in 1744–45 it was again occupied by the Spaniards, and in 1792 bombarded and burned by the French.

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.