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

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 Forte di Bard capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Cathedral of Cremona (in Cremona), Verona (Basilica di Santa Anastasia, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more) and Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (in Bergamo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, contemplate the long history of Chiesa di San Bernardino alle Ossa, admire the striking features of Piazza di Santa Maria delle Grazie, 2, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Milan day trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up 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:

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Paris, France

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 Latin Quarter. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, learn about all things military at The Army Museum, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

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:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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 The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, &more), World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and Canals area (in Utrecht). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, 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

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 6: