12 days in Amsterdam, Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scheveningen Beach and Bloemendaal Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Panorama Mesdag, &more), Delft (Maria van Jessekerk, Agnetapark, &more) and museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen). There's still lots to do: stroll through Zandvoort aan Zee, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and stop by The American Book Center.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Dive Finland Oy, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally stop by TeeMaa Tea House. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Helsinki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Dive Finland Oy
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World heritage site
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Architectural Building
Temppeliaukio Church
4.2

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Louvre Museum and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and H & Pel. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Paris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
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Art Museum
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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