12 days in London, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in London, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in London, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to London is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, expect London to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum) and Van Gogh Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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