16 days in Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 7 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more), Delft (Cheese and More Delft, City Hall, &more) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and visit The Jordaan.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Washington, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in July, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 8 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Rouen (La maison sublime, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips