8 days in Rome, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Rome, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Rome, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Passeggiata di Gianicolo and Catacombe di San Callisto. Popular historic sites such as St. Peter's Basilica and Colosseum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome online journey planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Rome is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Rome. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Rome

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
day
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a stroll through La Petite France, then see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg journey tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rome to Strasbourg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in December, things will get a bit cooler in Strasbourg: highs are around 7°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Palais de Rohan ©
Palais de Rohan
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Arc de Triomphe. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Champs-Elysees. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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