Some example 10-day itineraries for European travel include a trip through Northern Europe or Scandinavia, starting in Copenhagen and ending in Helsinki, and a tour of Central Europe, taking in Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Ten-day itineraries like these can be booked with a tour operator or planned independently.
The Northern European itinerary allows two nights in Copenhagen, Denmark following arrival, before departing by plane on the third day for Oslo, Norway, and spending another two nights there. Arrival in Stockholm, Sweden, on the fifth day is followed by another two nights, before St. Petersburg, Russia, for two nights and finally Helsinki, Finland.
The Central European tour allows three nights in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, followed by a train journey to Vienna. On the seventh day, the itinerary schedules another train journey to Budapest in Hungary, allowing three nights before departure on the 10th day of the trip.
Each of these itineraries has been formulated by a tour operator and might be a little restrictive for some travelers. Brainstorming a list of destinations before making a custom itinerary, taking the time of year into account, is another possibility. For a short trip of 10 days, it is important to ensure daylight hours are not wasted on transportation between destinations.