11 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  12​h
3
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

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 list of things to see and do now includes Luxembourg Gardens, Île de la Cité, Palace of Versailles, and other attractions. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is slightly colder than San Francisco - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rijksmuseum as well as Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 38°F at night. You'll set off for Copenhagen on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gefionspringvandet as well as Kastellet. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Tivoli Gardens. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take a stroll through Stroeget, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Copenhagen hover around 38°F, while lows dip to 31°F. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

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