8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Izmir to Istanbul is an approximately 2.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Izmir in June, things will get a bit warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally stroll around Kampa Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Prague day trip tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Prague in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Prague, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Prague

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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

2
nights
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 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at NEMO Science Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Prague to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Vondelpark ©
Vondelpark

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 12th (Fri), make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Barcelona by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Barcelona at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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 (Sat), don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rome road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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