8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 12th (Mon), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Malaga using our trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Malaga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Malaga. Traveling from Dublin in August, things will get warmer in Malaga: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

2
nights
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 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planning app .

Getting from Malaga to Barcelona by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Malaga in August, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 16th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Piazza Navona.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip planner .

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Rome, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
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 17th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary app .

Getting from Rome to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
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 18th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience London - Flight Simulator, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London tour planner .

Take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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