12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Marais and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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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 Anne Frank House and Resistance Museum. Rembrandt House Museum and Brouwersgracht will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes, stroll through Vondelpark, and contemplate the long history of Museum Willet-Holthuysen.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel guide.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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