8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kaunas, Lithuania
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Vilnius, Lithuania
— 1 day
Fly:  6 h
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  4 h
5
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Kaunas, Lithuania

1
day
Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius ©
The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boastsĀ an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gate of Dawn.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Vilnius trip maker app .

Kaunas to Vilnius is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gediminas Castle Tower ©
Gediminas Castle Tower
KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus) ©
Gate of Dawn ©
Gate of Dawn

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Vilnius to Prague in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vilnius in October; daily highs in Prague reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Prague in October, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
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 9th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rome travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Palermo, Italy

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, then contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, then don't miss a visit to Cattedrale di Palermo, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Palermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Norman Palace ©
Norman Palace

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Milan online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Palermo to Milan by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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