20 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

20 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

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20 days in Amsterdam & Italy Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + tram + train:  6​h 15​min
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
End: Rome, Italy

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Visiting Hotel Scooters and Singel will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel (in Delft), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique & Prints.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Rooms-katholieke Sint Hippolytuskapel, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

4
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre and Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza. Get some historical perspective at Cinque Terre Trails and Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi. Explore Cinque Terre's surroundings by going to Portovenere (in Porto Venere) and Genoa (Boccadasse & Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll around Vernazza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and explore the historical opulence of Castello Doria.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Cinque Terre in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cinque Terre, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Genoa, Portovenere
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri. The Baptistery of St. John and Val d'Orcia will appeal to history buffs. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Canyon Park (in Bagni di Lucca), Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Silvia Tanganelli, & more) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, explore by horseback at Maneggio Madre Terra, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Val d'Orcia, Canyon Park
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and Vatican Museums are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Via Condotti and Porta Portese. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombe di San Callisto, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel route website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Rome. On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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