17 days in France, Italy & The Netherlands Itinerary

17 days in France, Italy & The Netherlands Itinerary

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


Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

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Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini.

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Getting from Paris to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Florence day trip planning app.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Florence, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Venice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in November, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

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Fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in November, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

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.

The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.