24 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

24 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

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24 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Fortaleza, Brazil
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Fortaleza, Brazil

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery) and Delft (Old Church & Cheese and More Delft). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, walk around Vondelpark, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation builder website .

Fortaleza, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In December, Amsterdam is much colder than Fortaleza - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Delft, The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

8
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

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

8
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Iglesia de Las Santas Justa y Rufina, Artesanias Pedro Maldonado, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, walk around Parque del Retiro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid visit site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Toledo
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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