8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, then walk around St. James's Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning app .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

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

1
night
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 17th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

For traveler tips, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome driving holiday planner .

Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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