20 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Hamburg Itinerary

20 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Hamburg Itinerary

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20 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Hamburg Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February; daily highs in Paris reach 46°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Fontainebleau
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Louwman Museum The Hague), Canals area (in Utrecht) and Badstrand Hargen aan Zee (in Groet). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, see the interesting displays at Micropia, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and enjoy the sand and surf at De Hege Gerzen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip site .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in February, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Hague, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans, Badstrand Hargen aan Zee, De Hege Gerzen
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

3
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marienkirche, examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland, and then see the interesting displays at Dialog in the Dark. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Deichstrasse, kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamburg driving holiday app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Hamburg sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lubeck, Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Highlights from your plan
Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Dialog in the Dark ©
Dialog in the Dark

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton, see the interesting displays at Musee Marmottan Monet, then see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, and finally explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres. On the next day, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Eustache, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip maker tool .

You can fly from Hamburg to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Louis Vuitton ©
Fondation Louis Vuitton
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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