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 striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features 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: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site.

Berlin, Germany to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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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 landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll 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 other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rome, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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.
On the 5th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul planner.

Getting from Rome to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: 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 October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Budapest.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, ponder the world of 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 ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Budapest holiday maker.

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Prague route builder tool.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in October: highs in Prague hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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