8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Budapest is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Budapest: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums Historic Sites
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House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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 11th (Sun): wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Prague online day trip planner .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Siena Cathedral and The Baptistery of St. John. Change things up with a short trip to Piazza del Campo in Siena (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florence day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Prague to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in August, with highs in Florence at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Rome are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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