18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Milan, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Piazza del Duomo. Let the collections at Gallerie d’Italia and Bagatti Valsecchi Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more), Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo) and Forte di Bard (in Bard). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, explore the ancient world of Rotonda di San Lorenzo, and take in panoramic vistas at Cathedral of Cremona.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December in Milan, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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 Eiffel Tower and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and The Army Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Herengracht and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). Discover out-of-the-way places like Kroller-Muller Museum and Micropia. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Canals area (in Utrecht). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and get curious at Body Worlds.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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