Where should we go? That’s always the first thing people ask me, when they’re planning a trip to Europe. My answer is always the same. If this is your first time to Europe, I recommend going to Paris (four days).
If you have more than five days available, start in Amsterdam (three days) then head over to Paris (four days). For a 8-day trip, add a visit to Belgium (Antwerp, Bruges, or Ghent). This is an excellent way for the first time visitor to see Europe.
The second trip to Europe is more about what interests you. However, you may want to consider visiting Spain or Italy.
Spain is a bit lighter on the budget, easier to plan, and a very friendly place for tourists. I recommend starting in Barcelona (three days), traveling to Valencia (one night), make your way to Grenada (one night) then see Nerja (one night), spend time in Ronda (one night), and finish in Seville (two nights).