12 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Genoa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the activities along River Seine, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Genoa.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, take in the waterfront at Old Port (Porto Antico), then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally take a stroll through Proloco Maris Boccadasse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Genoa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Genoa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare
Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri Mortis et Orationis and then trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cinque Terre travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Genoa to Cinque Terre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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 1st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Spanish Steps and then admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome vacation builder.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums
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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Lisse to see Keukenhof about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, make a trip to Dam Square, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in May, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS

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