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10 Day Europe Itineraries

Are you looking to book a 10-day European vacation? Here are the best travel itineraries covering everything from the most popular destinations to off the beaten path experiences. 
 

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Itinerary ideas for 10-day Europe trips

We've picked two of the best itineraries that will take you through Europe's most popular destinations in ten days. These are perfect for the first time traveller, covering everything from the Swiss countryside and Eiffel Tower to the historical sites in Rome. 

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  • London (2 days) - Visit the iconic highlights of London, including Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. 
  • Paris (2 days) - Stroll along the Champs Élysées to view the Arc de Triomphe, honouring those who fought for France. 
  • Lucerne (1 day) - Cross the wooden Chapel Bridge with its 17th-century paintings and view the Lion Monument. 
  • Florence (2 days)Admire the 400-year-old Ponte Vecchio and marvel at the palazzi and art in the Piazza della Signoria. 
  • Rome (2 days) - Go on a tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the home of Michelangelo's Pietà. 

Discover the whole itinerary here: European Traveller (10 Days)

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Rome (2 days)Rome boasts ancient ruins, historical landmarks, religious buildings, and a buzzing atmosphere.
  • Venice (2 days) - Visit the St Mark’s Square, The Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. 
  • Swiss Alps (2 days) Take a train ride to the ‘Top of Europe’ – Jungfraujoch. 
  • Rhine Valley (1 day) - Hop aboard a Rhine riverboat for a cruise past castles, vineyards, and picturesque villages.
  • Amsterdam (2 days)Whatever eclectic fantasies you have about Amsterdam, the real-life version will impress you more.
Discover the whole itinerary here: Rome to London - 10 days

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Itinerary ideas for 10-day Eastern Europe trips

Looking to explore Central and Eastern Europe? Prepare for an amazing adventure using these two sample itineraries. 

ITINERARY 1

  • Budapest (2 days)Budapest sits on the banks of the Danube and is home to Heroes' Square, Parliament House, Buda Castle, and Andrássy Avenue. 
  • Krakow (2 days) - Check out the largest medieval town square in Europe and loads more on a walking tour.
  • Ceský Krumlov (1 day)The entire place is UNESCO World Heritage-listed, so prepare to be wowed.
  • Prague (2 days)Prague spans the River Vltava and ranks as one of the best-preserved cities in Europe.
  • Berlin (2 days)More culture awaits on Museum Island, with creative types and yummy meals on offer in the Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg neighbourhoods.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Eastern Journey (from Budapest to Berlin)

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Sofia (2 days) - Enjoy a city tour including visits to the National History Museum, where the gold and silver Thracian treasures are displayed. 
  • Belgrade (2 days) - Embark on a sightseeing tour to view the main attractions including a visit to the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress.
  • Sibiu (1 day)View the Huet Square, the Large Square, The Evangelical Cathedral, the Liar's Bridge, and other amazing sites. 
  • Bran (1 day) - visit Bran Castle, also commonly known as "Dracula's Castle".  
  • Bucharest (2 days) - See the Romanian Athenaeum, the Opera House, the National Military Club, the Triumphal Arch, and visit the Village Museum.
Discover the whole itinerary here:Combined tour - Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania

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Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest
Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest

10-day Europe itinerary ideas for budget travellers

If you are looking to explore Europe on a backpacker's budget, here are some great itinerary suggestions that will cover all the interesting sites without breaking the bank. 

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Barcelona (2 days)Enjoy an orientation walk along Las Ramblas. Take some time to visit the Gaudí buildings, or explore the Gothic Quarter.
  • Madrid (2 days) - Explore Spain's beautiful capital on a walking tour and visit its many sites, from art museums to sprawling squares.
  • Granada (2 days)Enjoy a night on the town; the city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.
  • Seville (2 days)- Journey to Seville and explore this thriving university town. 
  • Lagos (2 days)Spend the day on the Algarve in Lagos with free time for hiking, water activities, or chilling out oceanside.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Spain & Portugal on a Shoestring

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  • Belgrade (2 days) - With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol.
  • Dubrovnik (2 days) - With its majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, the whole town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Kotor (1 day)With its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, this is a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel.
  • Ohrid (2 days) - Start off the day with a city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around.
  • Skopje (2 days) - Discover beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments, and unique history.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Balkan Discovery

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10-day Europe train travel itinerary ideas

Find inspiration with these train itineraries that will help you explore either Eastern Europe or the Alpine region. 

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Budapest (2 days)Enjoy a walking tour of the city that ends at the Great Market Hall. 
  • Braşov (2 days) - Visit the 14th-century castle steeped in history and folklore, impressively situated on a rock outcrop.
  • Sighișoara (1 day)Explore the medieval walled citadel with its cultural attractions and great restaurants and bars.
  • Bucharest (2 days)Take time to explore the Soviet-esque architecture, the beautiful cathedral, or indulge in Bucharest's international cuisine.
  • Veliko Tarnovo (1 day)Visit the hilltop village of Arbanasi and soak in the views over Veliko Tarnovo.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Budapest to Sofia Adventure

ITINERARY 2
 
  • Milan (2 days)Discover Italy's second-largest city; an interesting mix of glamour and industry.
  • Zermatt (2 days) - The village is lovely and car-free, with old-fashioned brown chalets and winding alleys.
  • Lake Lucerne (2 days)Take a short boat ride on Lake Lucerne, then board the world’s steepest cog railway to the top of the mountain.
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein (1 day)Visit the nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau.
  • Munich (2 days) - The famous Munich beerhalls are the best way to finish off a week of alpine adventure.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Alpine Railway Journey - Limited Edition

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View of Lucerne
View of Lucerne

Itineraries ideas for 10-day cruises in Europe

Enjoy the luxury and comfort of exploring Europe on board an elegant cruise ship. With so many options ranging from cruises along the Danube to the Mediterranean's most unique waterways. 

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Prague (2 days)Watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.
  • Nuremberg (2 days) - Marvel at the medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle.
  • Regensburg (2 days) - Spend a free afternoon exploring on foot or by bike through its charming streets.
  • Melk (1 day)Visit the Abbey then go for a hike through Melk's beautiful countryside. 
  • Vienna (2 days) - See the Imperial Palace complex, the historic Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Discover the whole itinerary here: The Legendary Danube 2019


ITINERARY 2
 
  • Katakolon (1 day)Cruise to Katakolon, where you will visit the site of Ancient Olympia, one of the venues used for the original Olympics.
  • Valletta (2 days) - Spend a full day immersed in the ancient and modern history of Malta’s Valletta.
  • Palermo (2 days) - Stroll through the medieval quarters, the Spanish courtyards and the Arab-style street markets. 
  • Cagliari (2 days)See the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, Poetto Beach and Molentargius Lagoon with its pink flamingos.
  • Bonifacio (1 day) - Enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Old Town, where medieval houses are perched on limestone cliffs.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Shores of the Mediterranean (2020)

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Itinerary ideas for a 10-day driving tour through Europe

If you're more inspired by the idea of road tripping around Europe, check out these self-driving tour itineraries to start kick start your travel plans. 

ITINERARY 1
 

  • Ronda (1 day)Ronda has a gorgeous plaza with cafes and bars for you to sit and sip a glass or two of sangria, or explore the town on foot.
  • Seville (2 days) - Seville has the Guadalquivir river running through the city, which can provide a perfect opportunity for taking a yacht river cruise with lunch.
  • Cordoba (2 days)Choose to unwind and stroll around the beautiful flowered patios in the old town, or visit the main sights.
  • Granada (2 days)The old town is filled with cobbled streets and market stalls selling a wide range of local treasures from leather and woodwork to touristic souvenirs and pottery.

Discover the whole itinerary here: Complete Andalucia

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  • Frankfurt (2 days) - Frankfurt is the financial and commercial heart of Germany, a city full of fascinating contrasts between modern development and historic landmarks.
  • Heidelberg (2 days) - Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest university town and one of the most popular destinations in the country. 
  • Innsbruck (2 days) - Enjoy this nice Austrian city, located in the gorgeous deep valley of the River Inn, between the scenic Karwendel Mountains and Tuxer Mountains. 
  • Munich (2 days)You can visit the city’s main attractions, including the tour at the Marienplatz square with its famous clock tower.
  • Rothenburg ob der Tauber (1 day)Tour this lovely medieval town including a Schneeballen tasting, a pastry considered the signature dish of Rothenburg. 

Discover the whole itinerary here: Romantic Germany (Self Drive)

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