8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Jaipur, India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Jaipur, India

1
day
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip planner .

Jaipur, India to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jaipur in May, things will get colder in Rome: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence vacation planning site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Venice.

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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

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day
Venice, Italy

Venice
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Venice online visit planner .

Getting from Florence to Venice by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Park Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip website .

You can fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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