8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour itinerary planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 6th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip maker website.

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 8th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 9th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some photo ops at La Pieta.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in January since evenings lows in Rome dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Vienna, Austria

— 1 night

City of Dreams

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at The Hofburg, then admire the striking features of Rathaus, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vienna route planner.

Fly from Rome to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Vienna at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites
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Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

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You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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