8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Krakow, Poland
Fly:  4​h
1
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Krakow, Poland

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace.

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Krakow, Poland to Vienna is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. December in Vienna sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya.

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Traveling by train from Vienna to Budapest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rome trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in December, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Prague trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Prague hover around 2°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time 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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