18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Seattle, United States

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Forte di Bard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo), Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, & more) and Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and admire the masterpieces at Bagatti Valsecchi Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip maker .

Seattle, USA to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Milan is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Mantua, Forte di Bard, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Cathedral of Cremona
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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 Chateau de Fontainebleau. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Ile Saint-Louis. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Milan to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the 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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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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