20 days in Istanbul, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in Istanbul, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Chora Museum. Sultanahmet District and Valens Aqueduct will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), take a stroll through Ortakoy, and explore the galleries of Rumeli Fortress.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online tour itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Istanbul. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 14°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Visit Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen (in Rouen) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Le Marais, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip app.

Getting from Istanbul to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Paris. Traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and KochxBos Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, stop by The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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