8 days in Europe & Dallas Itinerary

8 days in Europe & Dallas Itinerary

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8 days in Europe & Dallas Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
6
Dallas, United States
— 1 day
End: Dallas, United States


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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 13th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary site .

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dallas to Rome, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Rome is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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 (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 84°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Lucerne.

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

1
day
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in July; daily highs in Lucerne reach 77°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, 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. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

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

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read London sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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day
Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dallas online trip maker .

Fly from London to Dallas in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Dallas. Traveling from London in July, expect Dallas to be much hotter, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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