17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Bologna, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visiting Flying Dutch Boats and ARTIS will get you outdoors. Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through Red Light District, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi Galleries. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica di Santa Croce. Step out of Florence to go to Radda in Chianti and see Castello di Monterinaldi, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and make a trip to Piazza della Signoria.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning website .

Getting from Amsterdam to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Florence reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bologna.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Castello di Monterinaldi
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
night
Bologna, Italy

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bologna trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Florence to Bologna in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bologna can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano ©
Basilica di San Petronio ©
Basilica di San Petronio

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo, examine the collection at Castello Sforzesco, and then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Milan holiday planning site .

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chiesa dei SS. Pietro e Paolo
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

6
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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise), pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app .

Getting from Milan to Paris by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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