12 days in Paris, Barcelona & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Barcelona & Amsterdam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris online attractions planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Paris is minus 1 hour. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Cala Sa Boadella and Fenals Beach. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and take in the exciting artwork at Artevistas Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.
Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Anne Frank House and Begijnhof for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to The Hague to see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Amsterdam is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

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