12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Musee Rodin and The Army Museum. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Reims, Chateau de Chantilly, Saint-Louis de Chambord, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Orléans Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Petit Palais
Petit Palais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more) and Canals area (in Utrecht). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hofje Van Brienen, and explore the activities along The Amstel.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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