8 days in Europe (1)

8 days in Europe (1)

Devanand Maheswaran
Make it your trip
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Rome, Italy — 1 night

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Colosseum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Rome when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Expect colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Prague.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Budapest in September: highs in Prague hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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