8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 26°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Parks · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Rome is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites
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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 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Budapest hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.
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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.
On the 8th (Sat), wander the streets of Lesser Town, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti.

Plan trip to Prague with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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