8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace and then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to London is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zurich to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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 3rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planning website .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 6th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Rome is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

Planning Budapest trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in September: high temperatures in Budapest hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the 8th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

Plan my day in Prague using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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