10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
4
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  5 h 30 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  14 h
End: Des Moines, United States

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, make a trip to Tower Bridge, stroll around St. James's Park, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read London trip maker site.

Des Moines, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in June; daily highs in London reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
On the 30th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, make a trip to Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around 84°F and lows about 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, admire the landmark architecture of Norman Palace, then make a trip to Palazzo Conte Federico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Palermo travel planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Palermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
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Palazzo Conte Federico ©
Palazzo Conte Federico
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Sat), visit Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Palermo to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Palermo to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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