8 days in Spain, Paris & Rome

8 days in Spain, Paris & Rome

Jan 14  -  Jan 21, 2017
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8 days in Spain, Paris & Rome

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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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 14th (Sat): look for gifts at La Chambre aux Confitures, then take a stroll through Le Marais, and then look for gifts at Les Drapeaux de France.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
La Chambre aux Confitures ©
La Chambre aux Confitures
Les Drapeaux de France ©
Les Drapeaux de France

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, then stop by CELLARER, and then stroll through La Barceloneta.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona travel guide.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Clubbers Tour. Explore hidden gems such as Jacinta & Maria Chocolates and La Encina de Ortega. Museo Nacional del Prado and Casa de Campo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Toledo to see FRAGOLA TOLEDO about 1:25 hours away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), look for gifts at Antigua Casa Talavera, and browse for treasures at Macchinine.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid travel guide.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in January, with highs in Madrid at 11°C and lows at 1°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, look for gifts at Cedro 33 Organic Shop, then stop by Fratelli Bassetti Tessuti, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel guide.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Madrid to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Rome sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill