12 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

Eternal City

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 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rome day trip tool.

Recife, Brazil to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Recife to Rome is 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Recife in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, take in the exciting artwork at Aria Art Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Castello del Trebbio, then hunt for treasures at Mercato Centrale, and then view the masterpieces at Collezione Roberto Casamonti.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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 14th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at San Marco 801, don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally stop by Cannaregio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally shop like a local with Giudecca 795 Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Venice road trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. On your second day here, meet the residents at ARTIS, view the masterpieces at Renssen Art Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam attractions planner.

You can fly from Venice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.