15 days in France, Italy & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in France, Italy & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 night
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

Durban, South Africa to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Durban to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Durban in March, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °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
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, thenget to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, thenadmire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in March, with highs in Rome at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Florence journey planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Florence are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll set off 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, thenadmire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, thensnap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Venice are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Lisse to see Keukenhof about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

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Getting from Venice to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in March, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °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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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
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Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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