8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planning tool.

Edinburgh to London is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

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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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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 23rd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 25°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally make a trip to Trevi Fountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome sightseeing planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, steep yourself in history at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder tool.

You can fly from Rome to Prague in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Prague to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Amsterdam by combination of flight and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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