14 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

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14 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  3​h 30​min
6
Capri, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Positano, Italy
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Houston, United States

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, and walk around Vondelpark.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online route planner .

Houston, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 63°F and 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Scheveningen Beach
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bagni Alberoni, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in May, with highs in Venice at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence planning app .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Florence in May, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Capri.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Capri, Italy

Capri
The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stop by Ceramiche Tavassi, stroll through Marina Grande Public Beach, appreciate the history behind Natural Arch, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni, and finally head outdoors with Via Krupp. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Blue Grotto, take an in-depth tour of Villa San Michele, take a memorable ride with Monte Solaro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Piccola, then make a trip to Chiesa di santo Stefano, and finally make a trip to Piazza Umberto I.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Capri tour planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rome to Capri takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, subway, and ferry. May in Capri sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Positano.

Things to do in Capri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anacapri
Highlights from your plan
Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola
Belvedere di Tragara ©
Belvedere di Tragara
Marina Grande Public Beach ©
Marina Grande Public Beach

few
hours
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Ceramica Assunta, stop by Artigianato Rallo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Positano trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Capri to Positano takes 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Positano are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Positano

Beaches Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Ceramica Assunta ©
Ceramica Assunta

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