27 days in The Netherlands, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

27 days in The Netherlands, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 11 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

11
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Leemstar and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Begijnhof are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Grote Markt). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Haarlem, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris are in your itinerary. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

8
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa de La Barceloneta and Vela Barcelona. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, make a trip to Las Ramblas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona sightseeing planning site.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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