8 days in Europe & Dallas Itinerary

8 days in Europe & Dallas Itinerary

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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:  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.
On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, thendon't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome online visit planner.

Dallas, USA to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Dallas in July, things will get slightly colder in Rome: highs are around 89°F and lows about 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can 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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, thenwalk around Parc Guell, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona vacation maker.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 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 little chillier, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to 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

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, thenappreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne itinerary website.

Fly from Barcelona to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get little chillier in Lucerne: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

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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, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Lucerne to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London road trip app.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can 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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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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from London to Dallas takes 14.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in July, expect Dallas to be much warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Wrap up 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 ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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