20 days in Amsterdam, Spain & France Itinerary

20 days in Amsterdam, Spain & France Itinerary

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20 days in Amsterdam, Spain & France Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4 h
7
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Vancouver, Canada


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1
night
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then wander the streets of Red Light District.

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Vancouver, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Amsterdam is 9 hours. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cala Bassa and Playa Cala Llonga. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Ibiza and Dalt Vila. Step out of Ibiza Town to go to San Carlos and see Cala Lena, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte and kick back and relax at Cala Moli.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town online attractions planner .

Fly from Amsterdam to Ibiza Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, Ibiza Town is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Del Carmen.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa, Playa Cala Llonga, Cala Lena
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Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

2
nights
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): Head underground at Cueva de los Verdes and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fundacion Cesar Manrique, stroll through Playa del papagayo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen vacation planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ibiza Town to Puerto Del Carmen in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. October in Puerto Del Carmen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Playa Blanca
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach
Fundacion Cesar Manrique ©
Fundacion Cesar Manrique

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral Primada and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Del Carmen to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Madrid. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in October, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Batllo and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, make a trip to Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in October, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar

1
night
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then explore the historical opulence of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally contemplate the long history of Carcassonne Medieval City.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carcassonne Center trip maker .

You can drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne Center in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in October, with highs in Carcassonne Center at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and The Catacombs of Paris are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, and steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paris holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, bus, and train from Carcassonne Center to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne Center in October, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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