16 days in Italy, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in Italy, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 30th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Casa del Petrarca, step into the grandiose world of Castello Carrarese, take in nature's colorful creations at Garden of Villa Barbarigo in Valsanzibio, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Cini Monselice, then identify plant and animal life at Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate, and finally head outdoors with Diga Sottomarina. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Ca' Roman, then head outdoors with Bahia del Sole Spiaggia, then get to know the resident critters at Parco Faunistico Valcorba, and finally make a trip to Cinta muraria.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice online holiday maker.

Lahore, Pakistan to Venice is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Venice is minus 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahore in July: high temperatures in Venice hover around 87°F and lows are around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni and then steep yourself in history at Walls of Monteriggioni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Monteriggioni and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Florence journey planner.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florence are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Chigi Ariccia, then find something for the whole family at Cinecitta World, then revel in the low prices at Castel Romano Designer Outlet, and finally look for gifts at Sweet Sweet Way.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rome visit planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
On the 6th (Sun), wander the streets of La Croisette, head off the coast to Lérins Islands, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Port Vauban and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

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Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc des Felins, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, relax in the rural setting at Ferme de Viltain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Felibres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Clair du 13eme Siecle, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade des Petits Ponts, don't miss a visit to France Miniature, then stroll around Chateau du Haut Buc, then explore the engaging exhibits at Musee de la Toile de Jouy, and finally stroll around Square des Poetes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Paris, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Paris when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Het steen, make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rotterdam Zoo, then admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, then snap pictures at Erasmus Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, browse the different shops at Markthal, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Destroyed City.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.
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