9 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 30th (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at VR GameHouse Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, make a trip to De Plantage, then snap pictures at Bridge of 15 Bridges, then examine the collection at Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kromhout Wharf (Werf 'T Kromhout). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Edam Cheese market, admire the masterpieces at CoBrA Museum of Modern Art, and then browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amsterdam is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Edam Cheese market
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De Nieuwe Kerk ©
De Nieuwe Kerk
VR GameHouse Amsterdam ©
VR GameHouse Amsterdam
Kromhout Wharf (Werf 'T Kromhout) ©
Kromhout Wharf (Werf 'T Kromhout)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of La Colonnade du Louvre, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then steep yourself in history at Hotel De La Paiva, then get your game on at Wildness, and finally don't miss a visit to La Congregation du Saint-Esprit.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Hotel De La Paiva ©
Hotel De La Paiva
La Colonnade du Louvre ©
La Colonnade du Louvre

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla del Obispo, don't miss a visit to Tribunal de Cuentas, then don't miss a visit to Palacio de Amboage, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Caidos por Espana, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casino de Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Arte en Mente S.C., make a trip to Puerta del Sol, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and finally stroll around Casa de Campo.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid travel route planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Madrid at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol
Museo Lazaro Galdiano ©
Museo Lazaro Galdiano

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, then walk around Parc Guell, and then kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, look for gifts at La Variete, admire the landmark architecture of Manzana de la Discordia, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, then admire the landmark architecture of La Lleialtat Santsenca, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Mercat De Sant Antoni.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau ©
Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

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