12 days in Paris, Barcelona & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Barcelona & Amsterdam Itinerary

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, wander the streets of Montmartre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip app.

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

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Cala Sa Boadella and Fenals Beach. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Grote Markt are in your itinerary. Van Gogh Museum and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Old Church (in Delft). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and admire all the interesting features of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Amsterdam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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