8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

1
night
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 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Paris online day trip planner .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in December, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
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 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, stroll around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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 28th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
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 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the galleries of Doge's Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Venice is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vienna journey maker app .

You can fly from Venice to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Zoo ©
Schönbrunn Zoo
Rathaus ©
Rathaus

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