15 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

15 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore hidden gems such as Cupola di San Pietro and Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rome driving holiday planning tool.

Los Angeles, USA to Rome is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Rome, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: high temperatures in Rome hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, examine the collection at Synagogue and Jewish Museum of Florence, then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and finally pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, then learn about all things military at Stibbert Museum, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get great views at Basilica San Miniato al Monte.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

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.
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice planner.

Traveling by car from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You'll set off for Paris on the 11th (Sat).
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seine River and Sainte-Chapelle. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Venice in March: highs in Paris hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Herengracht and Bussloo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Begijnhof. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, choose your vessel at Sloepdelen Boat Rental, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

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Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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