8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
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
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

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 23rd (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and finally admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip maker site .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder app .

You can take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), 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 find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, get engrossed in the history at Welcome to Rome, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rome attractions planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Rome, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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 30th (Wed): admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, take in the views from Charles Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and finally don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Prague at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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