20 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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20 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  32​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

3
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.
Palace of Versailles has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary maker .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Paris is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Paris. Traveling from Auckland Central in January, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've now added Zaanse Schans to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stroll through Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip app .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

5
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.
Rome is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: highs in Rome hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sat) before leaving for Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo and then examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Torre di Arnolfo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence journey builder site .

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Piazza della Signoria ©
Piazza della Signoria
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

2
nights
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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Venice travel route builder app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get slightly colder in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 30th (Wed), head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Seine River, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, then take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Venice to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Room Escape Games

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