8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
train:  30​min
1
Essen, Germany
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Augsburg, Germany
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Rijeka, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

1
day
Essen, Germany

Essen ©
For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Grugapark Essen, then don't miss a visit to Folkwang University of the Arts, then get your game on at Hespertalbahn Museumseisenbahn Essen, and finally examine the collection at Soul of Africa Museum.

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Dusseldorf to Essen is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Essen

Nature Parks Museums
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Grugapark Essen ©
Grugapark Essen
Folkwang University of the Arts ©
Folkwang University of the Arts
Soul of Africa Museum ©
Soul of Africa Museum

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.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Prague travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Essen to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Augsburg.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

1
night
Augsburg, Germany

Augsburg ©
Easily and quickly accessible from anywhere in the country, Augsburg is packed with historical attractions and intersected by quaint cobbled streets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): have fun at Curt-Frenzel-Stadion, then steep yourself in history at Furstbischofliche Residenz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Maria (Dom St. Maria), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Augsburg Town Hall.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Augsburg trip builder .

You can drive from Prague to Augsburg in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Rijeka.

Things to do in Augsburg

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Curt-Frenzel-Stadion ©
Curt-Frenzel-Stadion
Augsburg Town Hall ©
Augsburg Town Hall

1
night
Rijeka, Croatia

Rijeka ©
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Kastav, stroll through Sablicevo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mrtvi kanal i Palaca Adamic, and finally don't miss a visit to Tunelri.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rijeka visit planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Augsburg to Rijeka. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Augsburg in September, with highs in Rijeka at 27°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rijeka

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Kastav ©
Kastav

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Rijeka to Venice by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 13th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then walk around Parc Guell, and finally savor the flavors at La Boqueria.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel route planning app .

Fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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