8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe attractions planner

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Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly
5
Erfurt, Germany
— 1 day

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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 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels route maker app.

Erfurt, Germany to Brussels is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 6th (Mon), make a trip to Luxembourg Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Madrid is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. You will leave for Lisbon on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums

Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Belém Tower and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and then step into the grandiose world of Quinta da Regaleira.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Erfurt.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Erfurt, Germany

— 1 day

Rome of Thuringia

Its riverside location has put Erfurt at a major European trading crossroads for centuries.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kramerbruecke, make a trip to Historische Altstadt, and then see the interesting displays at Liszt Haus.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Erfurt trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lisbon to Erfurt. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Erfurt. In September, Erfurt is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Erfurt

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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