8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): make a trip to Anne Frank House.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip website.

Edinburgh, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome trip website.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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