8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
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Chisinau, Moldova
— 1 night
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Tiraspol, Moldova
— 1 night
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Bucharest, Romania

— 1 day
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Stavropoleos Monastery, get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, then take in the exciting artwork at Rotenberg-Uzunov, and finally get engrossed in the history at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bucharest online day trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Bucharest is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Bucharest hover around 36°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chisinau.

Things to do in Bucharest

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Chisinau, Moldova

— 1 night
Chișinău Etymology and namesThe origin of the city's name is unclear, but in one version, the name comes from the archaic Romanian word chișla (meaning "spring", "source of water") and nouă ("new"), because it was built around a small spring, at the corner of Pușkin and Albișoara streets.The other version, formulated by Ștefan Ciobanu, Romanian historian and academician, holds that the name was formed the same way as the name of Chișineu (alternative spelling: Chișinău) in Western Romania, near the border with Hungary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Stefan cel Mare Park and then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chisinau trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Chisinau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tiraspol.

Things to do in Chisinau

Parks · Museums
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Tiraspol, Moldova

— 1 night
Tiraspol is internationally recognised as the second largest city in Moldova, but is effectively the capital and administrative centre of the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria). On the 21st (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Chitcani Bridgehead.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiraspol trip planning app.

Drive from Chisinau to Tiraspol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Odessa.

Things to do in Tiraspol

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Odessa, Ukraine

Pearl of the Black Sea

Though most famous for the Potemkin Steps leading down the Black Sea coast, Odessa welcomes visitors with several other attractions, including beaches and an ornate opera house.
On the 22nd (Sun), surround yourself with nature on Ukraine by Locals and then make a trip to Teatralnaya Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Odessa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tiraspol to Odessa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Lviv.

Things to do in Odessa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Lviv, Ukraine

— 1 night

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lviv travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Odessa to Lviv takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, Lviv is a bit cooler than Odessa - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Lviv

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lviv to Budapest takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lviv to Budapest due to the time zone difference. In August in Budapest, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna route planning site.

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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