8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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Orleans, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Bayonne, France
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Porto, Portugal
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt and then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp driving holiday tool.

Hamburg, Germany to Antwerp is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Antwerp are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France

— 1 night
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Parc de Grinyland, make a splash at Oceanile, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chalons-en-Champagne trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Chalons-en-Champagne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orleans.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Orleans, France

— 1 night
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hotel Groslot, don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orléans Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Orleans trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chalons-en-Champagne to Orleans takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Orleans can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Orleans

Historic Sites

Bordeaux, France

— 1 night

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 11th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux planner.

Getting from Orleans to Bordeaux by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You will leave for Bayonne on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites

Bayonne, France

— 1 night
Bayonne is a city and commune and one of the two sub-prefectures of the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get great views at Rocher de la Vierge, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium de Biarritz, and then appreciate the history behind Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

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You can drive from Bordeaux to Bayonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bayonne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then kick back and relax at La Concha Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Sebastian - Donostia driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Bayonne to San Sebastian - Donostia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Porto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Porto holiday site.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Porto, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites