23 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

23 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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23 days in Italy, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Cortona, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Siena, Italy
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Chateau de Fontainebleau, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online driving holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Let the collections at Basilica di Santa Croce and M.G. Design capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Pisa and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Bologna (Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, La Macchina del Tempo, & more) and Pisa (Battistero & Camposanto). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Florence is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cortona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

3
nights
Cortona, Italy

Cortona ©
The hilltop town of Cortona gained international attention as the subject of the 2003 film "Under the Tuscan Sun." With the Chiana Valley and Lake Trasimeno as its backdrop, Cortona is one of Tuscany's hotspots for art and culture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Museo Civico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eremo Le Celle and Sarteano Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Storico di Chiusdino (in Chiusdino), Citta di Castello (Pinacoteca di Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera, Museo Tela Umbra, & more) and Abbazia San Salvatore (in Abbadia San Salvatore). The adventure continues: shop like a local with La Torena Arte, get great views at La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, take an in-depth tour of MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Cortona.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cortona day trip tool .

Take a train from Florence to Cortona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Cortona

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Citta di Castello, Chiusi, Sarteano Castle, La Rocca di Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Centro Storico di Chiusdino
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Museo Archeologico Nazionale ©
Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Eremo Le Celle ©
Eremo Le Celle
Sarteano Castle ©
Sarteano Castle

6
nights
Siena, Italy

Siena ©
Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Torre del Mangia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico di Siena and Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore. Venture out of the city with trips to Duomo di San Gimignano (in San Gimignano), Terme Bagno Vignoni (in Bagno Vignoni) and San Quirico d'Orcia (in San Quirico d'Orcia). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Siena Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, learn about winemaking at Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, and get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Siena trip builder app .

You can drive from Cortona to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Siena, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

San Gimignano, San Quirico d'Orcia, Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona, Centro Storico di Capalbio, Terme Bagno Vignoni
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Historic Centre of San Gimignano ©
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Centro Storico di Siena ©
Centro Storico di Siena
Siena Cathedral ©
Siena Cathedral

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Kennemer Dunes National Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Siena to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Siena in September, expect Amsterdam to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kennemer Dunes National Park, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, UNESCO World Heritage Kinderdijk, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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