17 days in France, Amsterdam & Venice Itinerary

17 days in France, Amsterdam & Venice Itinerary

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17 days in France, Amsterdam & Venice Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Jordaan and Van Gogh Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Waterlooplein Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), Scheveningen beach (in Scheveningen) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Scheveningen Beach, Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Suquet, and then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Coco Beach, then take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Paul de Vence, Le Suquet
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

4
nights
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.
Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection will appeal to museum buffs. We've included these beaches for you: La spiaggia di Pluto and Blue Moon. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, and wander the streets of Dorsoduro.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Moon, La spiaggia di Pluto
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Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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