37 days in Italy, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

37 days in Italy, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train + Drive:  5 h
3
Les Menuires, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Grottaminarda, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Efteling and Herengracht. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Vredespaleis, Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), &more), Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam) and St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the activities along The Amstel, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Amsterdam using our trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Rotterdam Centraal Station, St. John's Cathedral, Efteling
Highlights from your plan
Efteling
Efteling
Herengracht ©
Herengracht
The Amstel ©
The Amstel

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Photography Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Reims (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims & Basilique Saint-Remi). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and make a trip to Place des Vosges.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris planning website.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Les Menuires.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Reims
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Les Cognees - Lancer de haches ©
Les Cognees - Lancer de haches

6
nights
Les Menuires, France

Les Menuires ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Snowdlight Ski School and Evolution 2 Val Thorens. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Les Menuires: Meribel (La Piste des Animaux, Yeti Park, &more), La Tania (Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania & La Tania Ski Area) and Courchevel (Intersport & Sweet Snowsports).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Les Menuires tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and car from Paris to Les Menuires in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Les Menuires hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Les Menuires

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Meribel, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Macot-la-Plagne
Highlights from your plan
Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School Les Menuires ©
Promenade le Lac du Lou ©
Promenade le Lac du Lou
Yeti Park ©
Yeti Park

6
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Centro Storico and Piazza dei Miracoli. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Perugia (Piazza IV Novembre, Vieille Ville, &more), Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Bologna (Archiginnasio di Bologna, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Les Menuires to Florence in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Les Menuires in January, you will find days in Florence are somewhat warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Perugia, Pisa, Bologna
Highlights from your plan
Centro Storico ©
Centro Storico
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

6
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Galleria Borbonica and Catacombe di San Gennaro. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno & Duomo di Salerno), Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Ceramica D'Urso Vietri (in Vietri sul Mare). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Lungomare Caracciolo, see the interesting displays at LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea, don't miss a visit to Via San Gregorio Armeno, and explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Naples are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grottaminarda.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Salerno, Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Vulcano Solfatara, Vesuvio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Vesuvio National Park ©
Vesuvio National Park
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

4
nights
Grottaminarda, Italy

Grottaminarda ©
Grottaminarda is a town and comune in the province of Avellino (Campania), situated 80km northeast of Naples, in the southwest of Italy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Bovino and Chiesa di San Rocco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grottaminarda: Bovino (Bovino Museo Civico Carlo Gaetano Nicastro, Museo Civilta Contadina, &more), Ascoli Satriano (Villa Romana di Faragola & Ponte Romano sul Carapelle) and Castello Normanno - Svevo (in Deliceto). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Cantine del Notaio and see the interesting displays at Museo Antiquarium Filippo Buonopane.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grottaminarda travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Grottaminarda takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Naples in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Grottaminarda, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grottaminarda

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Bovino, Ascoli Satriano, Deliceto, Cantine del Notaio
Highlights from your plan
Santuario Santa Maria di Valleverde ©
Santuario Santa Maria di Valleverde
Castello di Bovino ©
Castello di Bovino
Cantine del Notaio ©
Cantine del Notaio

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