18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

6
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Basilica di Santa Anastasia. Let the collections at Forte di Bard and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo) and Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore & Piazzale Castel San Pietro). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbazia di Chiaravalle, admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, and admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Mantua, Cathedral of Cremona, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Forte di Bard
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Piazza del Duomo ©
Piazza del Duomo
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Basilica di Santa Anastasia ©
Basilica di Santa Anastasia

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Latin Quarter. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and The Army Museum. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, and examine the collection at Fondation Louis Vuitton.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip app.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Paris sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Discover out-of-the-way places like World Heritage Kinderdijk and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo), Canals area (in Utrecht) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Hague, Kroller-Muller Museum, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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