12 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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12 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Nice Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, steep yourself in history at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday planner .

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Amsterdam is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Marais and Arc de Triomphe. Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Visit La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas for their historical value. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip tool .

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

La Croisette, Marineland, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

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