10 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Latin Quarter. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, see the interesting displays at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

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Washington, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Paris due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

— 5 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Moco Museum, and see the interesting displays at Micropia.

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Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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