7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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7 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, admire the striking features of Kolner Dom, and then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cologne travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Cologne is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Cologne. When traveling from Mumbai in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Cologne: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Cologne

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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Chocolate Museum ©
Chocolate Museum
Hohenzollern Bridge ©
Hohenzollern Bridge

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a stroll through Chaussee d'Ixelles, see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cologne to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

1
night
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 4th (Wed): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, see the interesting displays at Casa Batllo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Serra, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then make a trip to Piazza Navona, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome driving holiday planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Piazza Navona ©
Piazza Navona

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