8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bhopal, India
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Bhopal, India

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul planning app.

Bhopal, India to Istanbul is an approximately 11- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2.5 hours. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

1
night
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Budapest in August, plan for slightly colder days in Prague, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 15th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in August, you will find days in Rome are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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