Europe is a continent to be discovered, to explore its cities, from the oldest to the most modern, as well as to enjoy its delicious and highly varied gastronomy.

In this article we propose how to tour Europe in 10 days, although we have selected three beautiful capitals, so that you can visit its main attractions and visit its most emblematic sites.

Itinerary for 10 days

If your time is limited, the first thing we recommend is that you do not try to visit many countries, because in addition to being exhausting, you will spend most of your time transporting yourself from one place to another.

That is why we propose an itinerary through three important European capitals: London, Paris and Rome.

The main capitals of Europe are vibrant cities with museums, squares, medieval places, monuments and sites that seem to tell you their history.

Day 1: London

Big bus ride

Depending on the time you arrive, go directly to the hotel, and if only if you feel very exhausted, take a little nap, because time is short and it will also be easier for you to adapt to the new schedule.

You can start with a sightseeing tour on a double-decker bus, the big bus. This is a simple way to “break the ice” and it does not require much physical effort, so you can calmly have a very general vision of the city.

During the tour you will see the iconic Big Ben, the mighty River Thames, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

London eye

Afterwards, you can take a ride in the famous “London Eye”. This is a must see attraction that you cannot miss. This huge Ferris wheel is located in the center of the city, it is 135 meters high and from above you can admire all the beauty of this metropolis.

We suggest you buy your tickets “online” so you don’t waste time queuing.

The cost of entry for adults is 26 pounds and for children (3 to 15 years) is 21 pounds. Even if you buy them online or at the ticket office, you will always have to go to validate it at the windows before boarding.

From here you can go to enjoy a good dinner and return to the hotel to rest.

Day 2

Buckingham Palace

We recommend you to be punctual (at 10:30 am) at the doors, because at 11:00 am the changing of the guard begins, a spectacular parade of the imposing royal guards; It is worth mentioning that this event is not held every day, so you must consult beforehand.

Westminster abbey

An audible guide will tell you the history of this gem of Gothic architecture and Anglican church cathedral.

In this place the coronation of the kings of England, the funeral of Princess Diana, the weddings of princes William and Harry, among other important royal events, have taken place. There are also the remains of Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton and other characters.

From here we can continue the walk towards Parliament, the place that houses the legislative power in England, a building built in the Gothic-Renaissance style located on the banks of the River Thames.

Churhill War Rooms

It is a sector of the Imperial War Museum, which houses documents, vestiges and objects about the command center of the Second World War where the British army and Prime Minister Winston Churchill took refuge from the bombing.

Big Ben

Opposite Westminster Abbey, is the spectacular Big Ben. Although access is closed for remodeling work until 2021, you can take a photo with this beautiful clock in the background.


After admiring Big Ben, you can continue the tour along the Southbank, a walk along the banks of the River Thames, where there is a wide variety of cafes and restaurants in an area known as the Royal Festival Hall.

Here you can eat and hydrate while recharging energy to continue the walk.

Trafalgar square

Continuing south, is this space in honor of Admiral Nelson, guarded by four lions. Free events such as festivals or concerts are held here; each year the huge Christmas tree is put up and the new year celebrations are held.

Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly Street

Walking through Pall Mall and Hay Market streets you will arrive at Picadilly Circus, the place of London’s bright giant screens. In this famous neighborhood is located the largest bookstore in Europe, Waterstones, as well as Fortnum and Mason, the famous tea and other food store.

In this same neighborhood is Burlington Arcade, an arcade of shops from the 19th century, where you can still find traditional shops. Here Picadilly Street joins Bond Street, which is one of the most prestigious shopping streets in London.

Covent Garden

To close your second day in London, you can visit this district, where you can explore the many shops and dine at one of its Apple Market restaurants or have a good aperitif on a terrace.

In Covent Garden there is the colorful corner of Neals Yard, and just around the corner is a place where you can taste the best artisan cheeses, it is Neals Yard Dairy.

Day 3 


Tower of London

This fortress is an unmissable stop in London, a place full of history and you have to visit it with time, so you must arrive early.

Here you can admire the crown jewels (a priceless collection of crowns, scepters and swords), the White Tower (a place that has been a residence, armory and prison), the ravens that watch over the tower, the medieval Palace and the Royal Chapel of San Pedro and Vincula.

Tower Bridge

Another great London symbol that you should not miss is the Tower Bridge, which was the first to be built to join the banks of the River Thames.

Due to the growth of the area and in order not to stop traffic on the river, in the 19th century the decision was made to make it drawable powered by steam engines, reaching its conclusion in 1894.

Inside you can visit the exhibition where it is explained how it worked from its construction until 1976, when it was replaced by the electrical system through photographs and some old machines. Of course the view from above is simply the best.


Right in front of Tower Bridge, you’ll find Tower Pier, which will take you directly to Greenwich on a pleasant ride over the Thames that lasts about half an hour and boats leave every seven minutes.

In this district is the famous meridian, inside the Royal Observatory. Here you can visit the National Maritime Museum and see the Cutty Stark, a huge 19th century warship that was restored.

Day 4: Trip to Paris

It is advisable to book accommodation before arriving and travel as early as possible, to take advantage of the rest of the afternoon in the City of Light.

The fastest and most comfortable way to travel to Paris is by train. From the San Pancrás station you must take the Eurostar, which crosses the English Channel through the Channel Tunnel in a journey of two and a half hours until you reach the Gare du Nord. Tickets cost around £60.

From the station, take a taxi to your hotel. After settling in, put on comfortable clothes, have lunch in the surroundings and start your visit to the City of Light.

Torre Eiffel

The quintessential symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower can be your first stop. It has access by stairs and by elevator, to go up this you have to book in advance if you want to avoid lines. There are no reservations to go up the stairs, so you have to line up.

The tower has three levels. In the second you can buy the ticket that will take you by elevator to the top, needless to say the spectacular views you will have from above.

In addition, from the heights you can taste drinks, from a glass of champagne to soft drinks or lemonade.

On the three levels, as well as on the ground floor, there are fast food establishments, souvenir shops and on the second level there are bistro and gourmet restaurants to enjoy a good lunch or dinner admiring the beautiful horizon offered by the lights of the city of love.

Campo Mars

In the surroundings of the Tower there is a wide and green space known as Campo Marte. From here you can take the best photos with the tower in the background.

Trocadero Gardens

In front of the Tower is also the Trocadero Square with its beautiful gardens and right in the center the Warsaw fountain.

From this point you can continue walking along Avenida de l’ena and, in 30 minutes, you will be in Charles de Gaulle Square, where the next point of the route is located.

Arch of Triumph 

Standing on a huge gazebo and to which you can also have access and get to know it from the inside. The construction of it began in 1806 at the behest of Napoleon, to commemorate his victories. It was inspired by the Arch of Titus in Rome.

Stroll along the Champs Elysées

One of the most beautiful avenues in the world emerges from the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs Elysees, where you will find a large number of shops, theaters, restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy dinner before resting.

This avenue is also the venue for important events such as the final of the Tour de France, the Commemorative Parade of the Storming of the Bastille and the Paris Marathon, among others.

Day 5

Our Lady

Another emblematic place in Paris and one of the most famous cathedrals in the world is Notre Dame.

Built in the Gothic style, its towers are 69 meters high, which you can climb through 387 steps to see its gargoyles up close and a wonderful panoramic view of the city.

Museum of the Louvre

Getting around in Paris by the metro is very easy and cheap, so to get to this museum you will need to walk to the Hotel de Ville metro station and get off at the Museé de Louvre station. The tour lasts 18 minutes and trains run every three minutes.

The oldest art museum in the world and one of the most important. In it are consecrated works such as the famous Monalisa by Leonardo da Vinci or sculptures such as the Venus de Milo, by Alexander of Antioch, the Code of Hammurabi, among many other relics of art.

As in almost all famous attractions, go to the museum’s website in advance to reserve your tickets and avoid long lines.

Walking along the Quai François Mitterand, a kilometer walk away is an old train station that now houses a museum of modern art. The tour through the streets will allow you to enjoy the landscape of the Seine River.

Museo D’Orsay

This enormous gallery houses the most representative of the plastic arts of the 19th century and the largest collection of impressionism in the world.

If you are interested in learning more about art, you can visit its different galleries or continue a 20-minute walk to another important tourist spot in the City.


It was originally built as a residence for retired French military. Here rest the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte in a mausoleum.

It is also known as the Navy Museum and its impeccable gardens are well worth visiting.

After wandering around these facilities, we can continue to another point and to get there faster we can take the La Tour Maroug metro in the direction of the Odéon station to take a tour of one of the favorite neighborhoods to go out at night.

Barrio Latino 

It is located in the V district. The Sorbonne University is located here, making it the university neighborhood par excellence, full of cafes and restaurants with cuisine from all over the world and many foreign students.

In this area is the Boulevard San Michelle, where the fountain of the same name is located.

In this neighborhood you can enjoy a good dinner and conclude your busy day in the city of Paris.

Day 6

Palace of Versailles 

The visit to this castle is unmissable and you have to reserve a whole day to visit it.

Versailles was the capital of the French monarchy from the end of the 17th century and throughout the 18th century.

The opulence with which the kings lived is evident in all its galleries and its beautiful and well-kept gardens are worth admiring.

To get around, you will have to board the well-known RER C train (yellow line) and get off at Versailles Rive Gauche/ Chateau de Versailles station.

It is recommended that you book a guided tour so that you learn all the history and secrets that this former residence of the kings of France keeps.

Day 6:  Alternative Tour 

Bastille Square

An old prison where the French Revolution began. It is a very emblematic place where the July Column rises, 52 meters high, with a golden statue at the top that holds a torch in one hand and a broken chain in the other.

Around there are bars, cafes and restaurants where you can have a “petite dejeuner” before starting your third day in the city.


Paris is a city to get to know on foot, so we chose one of the many neighborhoods, where art is breathed in every corner, so during the tour you will be able to see beautiful squares and gardens, such as the Vosges Park, surrounded by buildings of red brick with perfect symmetry.

On Boulevard San Antoine is the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, with a baroque-style façade and a clock in front, built in 1627. From here we can go to the Les Infants market, where they sell fresh artisan products.

To move to the next point, you can take the subway to get faster to one of the must-see districts of the City of Light.


It is the bohemian and artistic neighborhood of Paris, because when you walk through its cobbled streets you will see a number of artists painting or exhibiting their works, honoring characters such as Picasso, Matisse and Renoir, artists who had their workshops there.

Leaving the Abbesses metro station, walk a bit and you will see the Je T’aime Wall, a wall with the legend “I Love You” written in different languages. A few blocks away is the Plaza de la Colina or Place de Tetre, also full of portrait painters offering their works.

The jewel that crowns this place is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, an imposing temple located 230 meters above sea level, so the views of the city are spectacular and you can enjoy them from the different viewpoints that surround its streets.

Access is free. However, you have to train and to climb the dome you do have to pay. Upon entering, you will be surprised by the imposing Christ that covers the enormous dome that crowns this peace enclosure, with a simple style, with some parts ornate with stained glass, mosaics and carved marble.

You can inquire times on the official page of the Basilica on the official page.

Going down the stairs that are coming out of the church, walking on Boulevard Clichy right at number 82, you will arrive at the emblematic Moulin Rouge. If you want to enjoy a cabaret show, check prices and schedules on their website.

Before retiring to rest you can relax in the multiple restaurants with rows of tables on their facades, very typical of this city.

Day 7:  Travel to Rome

We guarantee that in Rome you will have no reason to get bored, as the whole city is a museum where you can breathe art, as well as culture and history. In addition, it has one of the most exquisite cuisines in the world.

You can find flights from 23 euros to travel to the Eternal City. Try to leave early so that the day gives up and you can make the most of it.

In the first instance, we recommend you book your accommodation, if not in the center, close to it so you don’t waste too much time in transfers. There are plenty of hotels and hostels with the Bed&Breakfast concept that you can find in this area.

Trevi’s Fountain

You can start the tour by visiting the Trevi Fountain, one of the most beautiful fountains in the world, without a doubt, and the most famous in Italy. A romantic place par excellence.

Here you can admire the beautiful waterfall, where nature, sculpture and architecture harmonize in a beautiful baroque-style white marble construction. This fountain is located in Piazza de Trevi and access is completely free.


In a walk on Via della Muratte and Via del Seminario, lasting approximately eight minutes, you will reach the Pantheon in Rome, also known as La Rotunda.

It was built in the time of Emperor Hadrian to honor the gods. Its architectural conformation and its perfect proportions have made it a perfect icon of modern construction.

It is well worth knowing it inside, because crossing the enormous bronze doors of almost seven meters high, you will be able to admire its impressive dome, which is an architectural majesty. Admission is free.

From here we move again on foot to the next point.

Navona square

Here was the Agonal Circus in 1986 and the Greek athletic games were held, with space to accommodate 30 thousand people.

Three beautiful fountains make up this square. The most important is the Fountain of the Four Rivers, which is located in the center and represents the most important of that time: the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile and the Río de la Plata.

It is surrounded by a variety of terraces and restaurants. During the day artists such as painters, magicians and dancers abound.

Here you will find excellent alternatives to dine and enjoy authentic Italian pizza or pasta, accompanied by a good red wine.

Day 8

After a good cappuccino to start your day, head to the icon of Rome, as well as other impressive monuments with a vast historical and cultural richness.

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Here we recommend that you take the tour accompanied by a guide, because that way you will learn about its history and enjoy your visit more, which will take you approximately three hours.

In the coliseum you will feel like in Ancient Rome, while you admire its imposing columns and listen to the events that took place.

Soon you will arrive at the Roman Forum, which was the heart of the city and a meeting point for its inhabitants.

Check the calendar, schedules and reservations online to avoid lines.

The price of the tour is 37 euros for adults, 32 euros for young people (from 13 to 17 years old) and 25 euros for children from 6 to 12 years old. Babies and children up to 5 years old enter free.

To enjoy this tour to the fullest, follow the following recommendations:

  • Avoid carrying large backpacks.
  • Do not bring large umbrellas.
  • Do not carry sharp objects.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • If minors go, bring a document that proves it.
  • Access is not adapted for people with reduced mobility.

After this interesting tour , it is very likely that you will end up exhausted and hungry. The good news is that very close to the Coliseum there is a wide variety of restaurants with the most exquisite Mediterranean cuisine. Here you can recharge your batteries to continue your walk through the eternal city.

Temple of Venus and Roma

It is located at the eastern end of the Roman Forum. It was built by Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century, it is 100 meters wide. It was the main religious center of the time and is one of the most important historical monuments in the City.

It was surrounded by a series of columns, today it only presents semicircular niches. The beautiful view of the coliseum alone will make it worth visiting.

Basilica of Santa Francesca Romana

Continuing west, next to the Roman Forum is this Basilica, where the martyr of the same name is honored, it is also known as Santa Maria Nuova. Here is the Madonna of Sweetness and it is perhaps one of the most romantic in Rome.

It was built in the 9th century. The detail of the ceiling in the main nave is adorned with period paintings and altarpieces and is supported by arches carved in marble. A visit that many overlook, but highly recommended.

After this intense day, there is nothing better than relaxing on a terrace listening to the accordion and enjoying a delicious dinner.

Day 9

Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican Museum preserves all the artistic legacy of the Catholic Church, all its galleries have numerous collections of paintings, sculptures, frescoes and other objects of great value, with the highlights of Renaissance art.

It is advisable to take a tour with a guide to explain the meaning and history of the items on display in the galleries. You can find tickets from 20 euros.

Sistine Chapel

It is perhaps the jewel in the crown of Vatican City, whose vault contains one of the most complex works in the history of art, painted by Miguel Angel Buonarotti between 1508 and 1512 commissioned by Pope Julius II.

The most famous work is “The Creation of Adam”, although the whole work is worth admiring carefully, so you have to go early to avoid the crowds.

Basilica of Saint Peter

Located at the entrance to Vatican City is the headquarters of the Catholic Church. The sculpture of La Piedad, by Michelangelo, and the mausoleums where the Popes rest are the highlights of this temple with capacity for 20,000 devotees.

Wear comfortable clothing, but without bare shoulders, or a skirt or shorts, as this is the dress code.

Try to arrive early to avoid long lines, because before entering you will have to go through the metal detector arches.

You can check prices and schedules on the Vatican website.

10th day

Return to the House

For this day, you must already have the suitcase that you are going to document ready, as well as the one that you will take with you on board the plane. Your passport and tickets with you in your backpack or handbag. Depending on the weather, wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes, as it will be several hours of flight.

How much does a trip to Europe cost for 10 days?

Although it is true that crossing the Atlantic is an onerous expense, we cannot have an exact amount on how much money you have to take with you, since it will depend if you go as a “backpacker”, if you will arrive at a cheap hotel or hostel, if you plan to eat in restaurants, etc.

Everything will depend on the plan in which you go, so what we will let you know are approximate figures and so you can get an idea of ​​how much money you should take with you.

Once you have the idea of ​​traveling to the old continent, you must organize a budget and in it you must include the following items:


The plane ticket, leaving Mexico City, costs around a thousand dollars, although of course, you can get cheaper rates through low-cost lines, or tickets subject to availability, that is, remain on the waiting list until that a passenger decides not to board.

The season defines the cost of the ticket a lot, because if you travel in summer it will be more expensive than in the months of September to November, where you can find tickets starting at $700.

Another aspect to consider is the type of transport by which you will move from one place to another once you cross “the puddle”, since both the plane, train and bus have their advantages and disadvantages, although the bus will definitely always be the option cheaper.

For example, quoting some low-cost airlines or the calls: “Budget Line,” we find that a flight from London to Paris can cost you between 70 and 100 euros, in low season.

Based on the itinerary that we proposed, you have to consider the trip from London to Paris, if it is by train, the ticket costs around 60 pounds sterling, which is equivalent to 68 euros.

While the flight from Paris to Rome in a low-cost airline you can find it from 25 euros.

If within the cities you plan to take the tube, in London it is divided into zones and the fares range from 4.80 to 6 pounds sterling; while in Paris it is priced at 1.90 euros and in Rome 1.50 euros.


For lodging we recommend three nights per city in hotels with rooms for less than 100 dollars a night and in places that are not very central.


To spend three nights in an economy class hotel in a double room with a private bathroom, in the City of London it costs between 60 and 70 dollars a night.

In Paris we make the same suggestion, look for a low-cost hotel, perhaps in a neighborhood that is not very central, but which is within the City, like in Montmartre, for example, you would also pay between 55 and 70 dollars per night.

In Rome, hotels with these characteristics are also between 50 and 70 dollars per night.

This means that if you were to pay for nine hotel nights in the $70 range, you would spend $630 on hotel accommodations.


In this section we have made an approximate calculation of between 15 and 20 dollars per day in each of the cities, yes, eating modestly and considering that bottled water is usually a bit expensive. You can reduce this expense with a reusable glass and fill it at the hotel.

In Rome, for example, the water from all the fountains is drinkable, so if you get thirsty, just fill your glass and you will save this expense.

But if you want to treat yourself to a luxury in a good restaurant, in each of the cities (we are talking about three luxurious lunches or dinners) you would spend between 36 and 40 dollars per person.

Tickets to attractions

While almost all attractions require you to book in advance, this will give you an idea of ​​how much money you’ll spend per visit. For example, if you book tickets to go up to the “London Eye”, you will have to allocate 26 pounds sterling per person, while for the Eiffel Tower, 16 Euros.

If you are going to enter the Vatican Museum, you will see that there are different prices, depending on the tour you hire, although you would spend approximately 32 euros per person.

In order to have more precise data on the cost of tickets, you can check the attractions passport websites such as the Londonpass, Parispass and Roma pass card. 

Keep in mind that the tours are three days per city, so make sure you buy a passport that only includes the attractions you want to visit, as there is no point in investing in something you are not going to enjoy.


In all attractions you can find souvenirs such as key rings, refrigerator magnets, cards, pens and various objects from 1 to 6 euros, depending on the type of object. Depending on the amount, you can give yourself an idea of ​​how much you should allocate to this segment.

Considering the above expenses and so that you do not have any inconvenience, maybe you could organize a budget of 1500 dollars for 10 days of stay, not including the round trip plane ticket.

If you are already more than excited to give yourself the pleasure of traveling to the old continent, we hope that these tips on how to travel through Europe will help you when organizing your tour.

They are three beautiful cities with a special charm, so start quoting your flight, you already have the itinerary. Good luck and have a good trip!

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