13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rome is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rome is minus 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: highs in Rome hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Ponte Vecchio ©
Ponte Vecchio

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London day trip website .

You can take a train from Paris to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online itinerary builder .

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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