11 days in Greece, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Greece, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Greece, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9 h
1
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
2
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Athens, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

3
nights
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Venture out of the city with trips to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Kamari Beach (in Kamari). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oia travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Oia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Oia to Paris takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oia in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 64°F and lows are around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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