8 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Munich Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Munich Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Munich Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and finally take a stroll through Brouwersgracht. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): take a stroll through Red Light District, take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation builder website .

Newark, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In September, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally take a stroll through Le Marais. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Linderhof Palace and Nymphenburg Palace. Get some historical perspective at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at BMW Museum, get curious at Deutsches Museum, and admire all the interesting features of Allianz Arena.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Munich online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Paris to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Munich. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Linderhof Palace, Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Linderhof Palace ©
Linderhof Palace

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