11 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Newark, United States

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chateau des Roches. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chartres Cathedral and Gray Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois (in Breteuil), Musee Jardin Bourdelle (in Egreville) and Chateau Musee Foret d'Histoires (in Senonches). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de L'ile Saint Germain, view the masterpieces at words and things, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip site .

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in July, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Gray Tower, Parc de L'ile Saint Germain, Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes, Chateau Musee Foret d'Histoires
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau

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 Zaanse Schans and Marinemuseum. Popular historic sites such as UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk and Kooijman Klompenmakerij are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Museum Stoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik (in Hoorn), Eise Eisinga Planetarium (in Franeker) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Sprookjeswonderland. The adventure continues: engage your brain at Body Worlds, enjoy the sand and surf at Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee, look for all kinds of wild species at De Hoge Berg, and get outside with Kinderboerderij Dierendorp.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam route builder app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Zaandam, De Hoge Berg, Kinderboerderij Dierendorp, Eise Eisinga Planetarium, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Efteling ©
Efteling
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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