15 days in France, Italy & Holland Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & Holland Itinerary

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15 days in France, Italy & Holland Itinerary

Start: Durban, South Africa
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Durban, South Africa

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

Durban, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durban to Paris is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Durban in March, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, Rome is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. You will leave for Venice on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Florence

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, then make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Venice in March, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Keukenhof
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Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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