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10 days in Italy, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary
Start: Barcelona, Spain
Rome, Italy— 2 nights
train: 1h 30min
Florence, Italy— 2 nights
Fly: 4h 45min
Amsterdam, Holland— 1 night
Paris, France— 2 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain
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Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.On the 2nd (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Sistine Chapel, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and finally take a stroll through Trastevere.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rome online trip planner .
Barcelona, Spain to Rome is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Florence.
Things to do in Rome
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Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Castello di Verrazzano, do a tasting at Podere La Marronaia- Sosta Alle Colonne, then learn about winemaking at Guardastelle Vineyard, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.
To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Florence trip itinerary planner .
You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Florence when traveling from Rome in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.
Things to do in Florence
San Gimignano, Castello di Verrazzano
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Venice of the North
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then wander the streets of Brouwersgracht, and finally wander the streets of Red Light District.
For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online attractions planner .
Traveling by flight from Florence to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in July, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.
Things to do in Amsterdam
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City of Light
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.Île de la Cité and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Musee d'Orsay. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Place de la Bastille.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.
You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Paris
The Trianons & The Hamlet, Fondation Claude Monet
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