10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chicago, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Chicago, United States

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 24th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally make a trip to Pantheon.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rome route planner .

Chicago, USA to Rome is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Rome reach 63°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries and then admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 28th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Venice

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
St. Mark's Square
St. Mark's Square

2
nights
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 30th (Fri): explore the galleries of Casa Batllo and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Park Guell and then identify plant and animal life at Delta del Llobregat.

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You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Delta del Llobregat
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Delta del Llobregat ©
Delta del Llobregat
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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