16 days in France, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in France, Spain & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


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3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Albert Cuyp Market and KochxBos Art Gallery. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum & Gasthuis Huisjes (van het vroegere St. Elisabeth's Gasthuis)). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, browse the exhibits of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museum Van Loon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip website.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Belo Horizonte to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in March, with highs in Amsterdam at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, thenadmire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Galeria La Lesia. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Lyon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, thensteep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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