8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Paris. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

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 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Nairn Beach and then kick back and relax at Rosemarkie Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness route planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Inverness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 56°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and then take an in-depth tour of Irish Famine Exhibition. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): wander the streets of Temple Bar and then explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Dublin are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.