8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
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Drive
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Bologna, Train to Ancona

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Rome, Italy — 1 night

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 1st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Pantheon. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rome trip site.

Ancona to Rome is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Ancona in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 3rd (Wed), take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, and then wander the streets of Temple Bar. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam. Traveling from Dublin in August, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 7th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris online vacation planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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