16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Italy Itinerary

Start: Dayton, United States
Taxi + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dayton, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
We've included these beaches for you: Zandvoort aan Zee and Scheveningen Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

Dayton, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour combination of taxi and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dayton to Amsterdam. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dayton in May; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 63°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scheveningen Beach, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Scheveningen Beach ©
Scheveningen Beach

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Venice, Italy

Venice
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 29th (Fri): snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then make a trip to Piazza San Marco, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice road trip tool .

Getting from Paris to Venice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Venice reach 72°F and lows reach 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Pantheon are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, enjoy the sand and surf at V Lounge Beach Club, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Torre San Giovani.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, Rome is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Naples.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Pompeii Archaeological Park and Duomo di Napoli will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Via Caracciolo e Lungomare di Napoli, steep yourself in history at Underground Naples, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Naples journey maker .

Getting from Rome to Naples by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, Pompeii Archaeological Park
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Duomo di Napoli ©
Duomo di Napoli
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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