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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt and then admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Antwerp tour itinerary maker site.

Hamburg, Germany to Antwerp is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In December in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to 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 23rd (Thu): walk around Parc de Grinyland, cool off at Oceanile, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-en-Vaux.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chalons-en-Champagne online route planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Chalons-en-Champagne in 3.5 hours. December in Chalons-en-Champagne sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can 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 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hotel Groslot, then don't miss a visit to Place du Martroi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orléans Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orleans vacation website.

Drive from Chalons-en-Champagne to Orleans in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to The Water Mirror, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Orleans to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Orleans in December, you will find days in Bordeaux are somewhat warmer (11°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Bayonne.

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. On the 26th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Rocher de la Vierge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium de Biarritz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Marie de Bayonne.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bayonne day trip website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Bayonne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bayonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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 27th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then stroll through La Concha Beach.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Sebastian - Donostia sightseeing site.

You can drive from Bayonne to San Sebastian - Donostia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in San Sebastian - Donostia, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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 see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Porto itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites