8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Paris is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Fri), take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt) and then get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, then wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, and finally wander the streets of Cannaregio. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

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Getting from Zurich to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Zurich, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Vienna takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In January, Vienna is little chillier than Venice - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
Imperial Palace (Hofburg) ©
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

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