12 days in Amsterdam, Austria & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Austria & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Amsterdam, Austria & Paris Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

2
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.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, stop by The American Book Center, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip website.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, Amsterdam is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stadtpark and Hundertwasser Village. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, stop by Manner Shop, and get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Vienna road trip app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Vienna to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs. Change things up with a short trip to Fondation Claude Monet in Giverny (about 58 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the wide array of goods at Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and look for gifts at Huygens.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Vienna to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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