8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night

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night
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at The Hofburg and then make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, thenadmire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner.

Krakow, Poland to Vienna is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
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.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Budapest in December; daily highs in Rome reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thenshop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get slightly colder in Paris: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thentake some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, thentake in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Prague road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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