18 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

18 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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18 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Nice, France
— 9 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Cape Town, South Africa

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo) and Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in August, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoge Veluwe National Park, Panorama Mesdag
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

4
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.
Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll set off for Nice on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

9
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Gigaro and Plage de Jean Blanc. Visit La Croisette and St Nicholas Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet), River Rafting & Tubing (in Castellane) and La Collegiale Saint Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, and explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Nice, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mairie de le Cannet, River Rafting & Tubing, Plage de Jean Blanc, La Collegiale Saint Paul, Plage de Gigaro
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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