10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3​h
5
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Duinreservaat Castricum and then kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at De Nieuwe Kerk and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ronde Hoep Polder.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam route tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ronde Hoep Polder, Duinreservaat Castricum, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
De Nieuwe Kerk ©
De Nieuwe Kerk
Duinreservaat Castricum ©
Duinreservaat Castricum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery ©
De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery

2
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.
On the 5th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tierpark Dahlholzli, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern visit site .

Getting from Paris to Bern by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Milan trip simple and quick.

Getting from Bern to Milan by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bern in August, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping
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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and then get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence online itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Milan to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Florence sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica, and then stroll through Calypso Beach Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rome

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Calypso Beach Village, Stabilimento Balneare la Baia Beach
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
St. Clement Basilica ©
St. Clement Basilica

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