8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  4 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dusseldorf, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
6
Cologne, Germany
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h
7
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London vacation trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to London is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

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 8th (Fri): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary builder.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Manneken Pis.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary maker.

Take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dusseldorf.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
De Duif ©
De Duif

1
night
Dusseldorf, Germany

Dusseldorf
Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, Dusseldorf offers visitors vibrant nightlife and a wide range of shopping options.
To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dusseldorf travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Dusseldorf sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. You will leave for Cologne on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Dusseldorf

Nightlife Museums Parks

few
hours
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cologne travel planner.

Cologne is just a short distance from Dusseldorf. In December, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cologne

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral

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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, admire the striking features of Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Rome travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Cologne to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cologne in December: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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