8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  14​h
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
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 1 day
Fly:  15​h
End: Portland, United States

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 8th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, stroll through St. James's Park, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London online holiday planner .

Portland, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Portland to London, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Portland in July, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris route builder site .

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll through Park Guell, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 13th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rome tour planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Rome are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Stockholm.

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

1
day
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, then ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and then get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Rome to Stockholm in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in July; daily highs in Stockholm reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Stockholm City Hall ©
Stockholm City Hall

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