16 days in France, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in France, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in France, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil


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3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Van Loon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take in the exciting artwork at KochxBos Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Belo Horizonte to Amsterdam is 4 hours. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in March, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 6th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill.

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Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In April in Lyon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Montjuic Castle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Madrid. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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