10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

10 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western Europe holiday planner

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rome online travel route planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Rome is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Colombo to Rome. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 17th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online journey planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Brussels travel route planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 1 night

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 20th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the striking features of Rathaus, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at The Hofburg, then see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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