37 days in Italy, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

37 days in Italy, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly to Lyon, Shuttle to Les Menuires
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Les Menuires, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 6 nights
Train
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Naples, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive
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Grottaminarda, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive to Naples International Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Efteling and Body Worlds. 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout, and explore the galleries of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Amsterdam is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Amsterdam. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Basilique Saint-Remi in Reims, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and make a trip to Place des Vosges.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Les Menuires.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Les Menuires, France

— 6 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oxygene Ski & Snowboard School La Tania and Evolution 2 Val Thorens. Venture out of the city with trips to Meribel (Elements Park, La Piste des Animaux, &more), Sweet Snowsports (in Courchevel) and La Tania Ski Area (in La Tania).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Les Menuires tour builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Les Menuires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; 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

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 6 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

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 City Centre. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more), Perugia (Piazza IV Novembre, Rocca Paolina, &more) and Bologna (Archiginnasio di Bologna, Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take some stellar pictures from Basilica San Miniato al Monte, and pause for some photo ops at Perseus Statue.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florence travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Les Menuires to Florence takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Les Menuires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Florence, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Naples.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Naples, Italy

— 6 nights
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 LAES - La Napoli Sotterranea. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Vesuvio National Park (in Ottaviano) and Salerno (Centro Storico Salerno & Duomo di Salerno). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno, appreciate the extensive heritage of Underground Naples, explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, and admire the masterpieces at Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Naples sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Grottaminarda.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Grottaminarda, Italy

— 4 nights
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 Museo Antiquarium Filippo Buonopane. 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 Deliceto (Castello Normanno - Svevo & Chiesa di San Rocco). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Cantine del Notaio.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Grottaminarda journey builder.

You can drive from Naples to Grottaminarda in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Naples in January since evenings lows in Grottaminarda dip to 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

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.