8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Berlin, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Newark, United States

1
day
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Venice holiday planning website .

Newark, USA to Venice is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

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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day
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, then gain insight at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner .

Fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner .

Fly from Berlin to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 30th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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