Julie England, France, Itinerary, The Netherlands, United Kingdom 70 Comments

A trip to London, Amsterdam, and Paris…sounds nice, right? With 10 days you have just enough time to visit these three cities, although it will be a bit of a whirlwind tour. There is a lot to see and do here, and our London Amsterdam Paris itinerary will help you manage your time so you can have the best experience possible.

About this London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

There are many different ways you can visit London, Amsterdam, and Paris. All three cities have excellent international connections by plane, so really you can start and end at any of these cities.

On this itinerary, we start in London, simply because it is so easy to get to from the rest of the world. We end in Paris for a very similar reason.

You may find that it’s faster and cheaper to fly to Amsterdam or Paris, so you may want to start your trip here. At the end of this post, I give recommendations on how to change the order of these cities.

Also, in order for this itinerary to work, you will have to fly “open jaw,” which means that you fly into one city and out of another. You can make this a loop, with one of these cities being your arrival and departure city, but I recommend extending the itinerary by one more day if you do this. You are already tight on time, and adding in another leg of travel will cost you precious time from touring one of these cities.

10 Day London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrive London
Day 2:  London: Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden
Day 3:  London: Tower of London, Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral
Day 4:  London: British Museum and Greenwich
Day 5:  Travel to Amsterdam
Day 6:  Amsterdam
Day 7:  Train to Paris: Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysees, and Arc de Triomphe
Day 8:  Paris: The Historic Center of Paris, Musee d’Orsay, Montmartre
Day 9:  Paris: Versailles and the Louvre
Day 10:  Fly home

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 1

Arrive in London

Depending on your flight, most likely you will arrive in London in the morning. Check into your hotel and get settled. Only take a nap if you desperately need one.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Typically we do not recommend bus tours. However, London seems like the perfect city for a bus tour. The city is sprawling and the list of sites to see is long, so this is the perfect way to get an overview of London. It’s also the perfect activity for jet-lagged travelers.

We recommend taking the red route with Big Bus Tours. Enjoy the views as you watch Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral glide by.

Enjoy the View from the London Eye

A ride on the London Eye is another ultra-touristy thing to do in London, but if this is your first time in the city, it’s thrilling to look down on the River Thames, Parliament, and out at the London skyline.

London Eye

End the day with dinner and catch up on that much needed sleep.

For full details on visiting London, I highly recommend you read our 5 Day London Itinerary post, which provides a similar but more in-depth itinerary, with trip costs, opening hours of attractions, money saving tips, maps, and links to buy all of your tickets online.

Where to Stay in London

London is enormous. To maximize your time, either stay in the city center or pick a hotel within walking distance of convenient Tube station.

LUXURY:  The Savoy. This world-famous hotel dates back to 1889. It sits on the River Thames and from here it’s just a short walk to Covent Garden and the British Museum. Have a drink in the famous American Bar and dine in Gordon Ramsey’s Savoy Grill.

MIDRANGE:  The Sanctuary House Hotel.  Just a 5-minute walk from Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, this is a great mid-range hotel to consider if you want to be centrally located in London. Rooms are tastefully decorated and there is a traditional pub on the ground floor that offers hearty meals like fish and chips.

BUDGET:  YHA St. Pancras. If you are visiting London on a budget, this property is a great choice. This hostel sits just across the street from St. Pancras station. It gets very good reviews and it is easy to get anywhere in London with its handy location near multiple tube lines.

For more recommendations on where to stay, read our Best Hotels and Neighborhoods Guide for London. Learn where to stay for a great view of the city and get recommendations whether you are looking for a budget hotel, luxury hotel, or if you are traveling as a family.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 2

Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Whitehall, Covent Garden

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is the site of the coronation of the monarchs of England, royal weddings, and the funeral of Princess Diana. Hundreds of people are buried in tombs and in the floor of the Abbey, including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Westminster Abbey

PRO TRAVEL TIP: To avoid waiting in line, it helps to pre-purchase your tickets online and arrive at Westminster Abbey 15 minutes before opening time. Learn how to plan your visit in our Guide to Westminster Abbey.

Buckingham Palace

From Westminster Abbey, walk through St. James Park to The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Most visits here are quick, with just a view of the Palace through the fence, but if you get your timing right, you can watch the Changing of the Guard.

Churchill War Rooms

After having lunch in the area, walk to the Churchill War Rooms. This museum has two parts to it. At the Churchill Museum you learn about the life and legacy of Winston Churchill. Then you enter the Cabinet War Rooms. This is the underground bunker where Churchill and his staff ran their operations during World War II.

This museum is fascinating and you do not need to be a history buff to appreciate this visit. If you want to learn more about Winston Churchill before your visit to London, consider watching the movie Darkest Hour or reading The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson. It is about Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister during the bombings by Hitler. This story is told by using the journals from Churchill’s inner circle and it provides a fascinating insight on the mind of Churchill and what it was like to live through this time period.

Parliament and Big Ben

From the Churchill War Rooms, walk towards the Thames River and cross the Westminster Bridge for an iconic view of Parliament, Big Ben, and the Thames River.

Westminster Bridge London

Westminster Bridge 

You can take a tour of Parliament or watch a session in the House of Commons or the House of Lords (click here for more information).

#10 Downing Street

Cross back over the Westminster Bridge and walk up Whitehall. It’s just a short walk to #10 Downing Street, the official home of the British Prime Minister.

Horse Guards Parade

Walk one more block north on Whitehall to Horse Guards Parade. This is a large, gravel area used for parades and a daily changing of the guard (at 11 am).

Trafalgar Square

Continue the walk north to Trafalgar Square. This is one of London’s most popular public squares. It has been the site for anti-war demonstrations, victory parades, and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in the West End that is now a popular shopping and dining area. There are numerous restaurants in this area, including a cluster of restaurants and shops in Apple Market. Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring this neighborhood.

Neals Yard London Paris Amsterdam itinerary

Make sure you visit Neal’s Yard, a colorful alley in Covent Garden. Just around the corner is Neal’s Yard Dairy, one of the best spots in the city to sample artisanal cheese.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 3

Tower of London, Tate Modern, St. Paul’s Cathedral

Tower of London

This was our favorite history lesson in London. For nearly 1000 years, the Tower of London has served as a royal palace, prison, place of execution, stronghold for riches, and the symbol of the monarchy in England. The one-hour Yeoman Warder tour is not only educational but also entertaining (even for kids!).

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Tower Bridge

From the Tower of London, walk out to Tower Bridge and enjoy the view down the Thames River.

Tower Bridge London Paris Amsterdam itinerary

You can climb the tower to an elevated glass floor for a unique view over the bridge (click here to learn more).

The View from The Shard

The Shard is one of the newest additions to the London skyline. At the View from The Shard, you will have the highest view over London. It’s expensive but it may be worth it on a clear day.

View from the Shard

View from the Shard

Lunch at Borough Market

From The Shard, it’s just a short walk to Borough Market. Food stands in the market specialize in different cuisines from around the world, so this is a great place to sample some new foods or assemble a picnic lunch to enjoy back on the banks of the Thames River.

Note: Borough Market is closed on Sundays but there are plenty of restaurants in the area for lunch.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

Continue your walk along the River Thames to the Globe Theater. The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599 and hosted plays written by Shakespeare. A modern version of the Globe Theatre was built in 1997 on the site of the original theatre. Visitors can take a tour of the theatre or watch a performance.

Tate Modern

Sitting next door to the Globe Theatre is Tate Modern, a museum that is home to modern art. Either you will think the art is rubbish or you’ll think that it’s brilliant. Personally, we found it to be bizarre, which is exactly why we liked it. In about an hour you can see the main exhibits in the museum.

Millennium Bridge

Built in 2000, Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Thames River. It has been featured in several movies, including Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter. Walk across Millennium Bridge and continue on to St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Millennium Bridge London

Millennium Bridge

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral dates back to the 17th century. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London of 1666. Recent historical events that have taken place here include the funeral of Winston Churchill, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

St Pauls View London Paris Amsterdam itinerary

For another amazing view over London, climb the steps to the rooftop and enjoy the panoramic views of the city.

The Sky Garden

This just may be the best view of London. What’s even better is that a visit here is free! From the large observation deck, you can look out over the River Thames and see many of the places you walked to today.

You need to book your visit online in advance (do so on the Sky Garden website). This is a great spot to enjoy dinner with a view or you can find a nearby restaurant or pub.

Sky Garden

Sky Garden

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 4

British Museum and Greenwich

The British Museum

The British Museum is one of the world’s greatest museums. This museum contains a massive collection of historical artifacts that were amassed while Great Britain was a major world super power. See the Rosetta Stone, a portion of the Parthenon, Egyptian mummies, and hieroglyphics. It’s amazing to see how much stuff the British Empire amassed during their world rule.

British Museum London Paris Amsterdam itinerary


Spend the afternoon in Greenwich. There are a handful of different activities so take your pick and do what interests you the most.

Royal Observatory and the Prime Meridian

Here is your chance to stand over 0° longitude, placing one foot in the eastern hemisphere and one foot in the western hemisphere. You can also visit the planetarium museum. Since this observatory sits on top of a hill, you have a great view over Greenwich and the River Thames from here.

Prime Meridian London Paris Amsterdam itinerary

Old Royal Navy College

This UNESCO World Heritage Site once served as a naval hospital and later as a naval college. Now, this site has been used as a filming location for many famous movies such as The King’s Speech, The Avengers, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Dark Knight Rises.

Cutty Sark

The Cutty Sark was the fastest ship of her time, the world’s sole surviving tea clipper ship. Tours are available daily.

Up at the O2

The O2 is an entertainment district with an arena, music club, cinema, and restaurants. Up at the O2 is a 90-minute experience where you get to climb onto the O2 roof. The views over London from the top are spectacular.

Visit the Up at the O2 website for full details, hours, cost, and how to schedule your visit.

End the day with dinner and drinks.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 5

Travel to Amsterdam

You can take a direct train with Eurostar from London to Amsterdam. The journey lasts just under 4 hours and prices start at £40 for economy class. On this itinerary, your best option is to take the earliest train from London-St. Pancras, so that you arrive in Amsterdam around 12 pm. 

Once in Amsterdam, check into your hotel.

Anne Frank House

Without a doubt, a visit to Amsterdam would not be complete without a visit to the Anne Frank House.

For two years and one month, Anne Frank and her family lived in a secret annex, hidden away from the Nazi’s. During this time, she wrote in her diary, which became a memoir and an important piece of history.

Tour the hidden rooms and see the movable bookcase that covered the entrance into the rooms.

Anne Frank House London Paris Amsterdam itinerary

PRO TRAVEL TIP: Book your time slots 6 weeks in advance (this is when the tickets are released). There is such a high demand for these tickets that they sell out almost as soon as they are available.

The Nine Little Streets and Jordaan

Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring the Nine Little Streets and the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. This is one of the most scenic parts of Amsterdam. Go shopping, stop in a café for a drink, and explore.

Amsterdam in April

Amsterdam Bicycle

Tim Tyler Kara in Amsterdam

You also have the option to take a canal cruise, which is a very popular thing to do in Amsterdam. However, I recommend skipping the larger boats with the big tour companies. These giant boats are enclosed in glass and the people packed on board never look like they are having much fun.

Instead, pick a smaller, open boat. You’ll be with less people and have a more intimate experience. Some of these companies even serve wine while you cruise through the city. We recommend Those Dam Boat Guys since they get rave reviews on Trip Advisor.

For full details on visiting Amsterdam, I highly recommend you read our 2 Day Amsterdam Itinerary, which provides a more in-depth itinerary, with trip costs, opening hours of attractions, money saving tips, maps, and links to buy your tickets online.

Where to Stay in Amsterdam

The best area to stay is Jordaan and the Nine Little Streets. This is our favorite area of Amsterdam and being on the canals at night is magical.

LUXURY: The Dylan. Modern, trendy, luxurious, this hotel is located on Keizersgracht, within walking distance of the Anne Frank House. This hotel is also home to Vinkeles, the upscale dining experience we recommended for dinner.

MID-RANGE:  The ‘t Hotel. This is where we stayed on our first visit to Amsterdam. The ‘t Hotel has a perfect location, right on a quiet canal and within walking distance of the main sites in Amsterdam. Since our visit in 2008, the hotel has been renovated (and prices have gone up). The family room is the penthouse of the hotel with a loft for the kids.

BUDGET:  Amsterdam Wiechmann Hotel. This hotel has an excellent location in Jordaan right on Prinsengracht canal. There are a wide range of room types, from single rooms to family suites. Some rooms offer a canal view.

For more recommendations on where to stay, read our Best Hotels and Neighborhoods Guide for Amsterdam. Get recommendations whether you are looking for a budget hotel, luxury hotel, or if you are traveling as a family.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 6


Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum

The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are Amsterdam’s most popular museums. Even if you are not an art fan they are still worth your time (although you can keep your visit quick).

Amsterdam Museums

The Rijksmuseum is enormous. On display are 8,000 objects of art and history, most of it Dutch, with masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Frans Hals. Most people spend 2 to 3 hours in the museum.

The Van Gogh Museum is the most visited museum in the Netherlands. Inside of this modern building are the works of art by Vincent Van Gogh. This museum is smaller than the Rijksmuseum and most visits here last about one hour.

If you’re speedy, you’ll finish visiting both museums around lunchtime. If you take your time, it will be early afternoon when you are finished.


Vondelpark is Amsterdam’s largest park. It’s just a short walk from the museum quarter and it’s a great spot to visit after spending the morning inside of art museums.

Dam Square

From Vondelpark and the museum quarter, take the tram to Dam Square. It can be crowded and touristy, but it is the main square of Amsterdam, so I think it is still worth a very quick visit.

Pick Your Perfect Ending to Amsterdam

For the rest of the day you are free to explore more of Amsterdam. Wander the canals in the Jordaan area, rent bikes and explore the city, or consider one of these cool things to do in and around Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Twilight

Our Lord in the Attic

If you want to learn more about the history of Amsterdam, visit Our Lord in the Attic, also called Museum Ons’Lieve Heer Op Solder in Dutch.

This canal house, built in 1630, looks normal on the outside. But inside, on the top level, sits a secret Catholic Church. Catholicism was banned in Amsterdam during the 17th century, so people built small churches in their houses, hidden away from public view. This museum houses one of the largest and the best preserved of these churches.

Our Lord in the Attic

Spend the Evening in Haarlem

Haarlem is a small Dutch city that is just 15 minutes from Amsterdam by train. You won’t have enough time to really explore Haarlem, but you can sit in the main square in town, have a drink at a café, and have dinner.


Getting to Haarlem: From Central Station in Amsterdam, you can take a 15-minute train to Haarlem.


In April and May, Keukenhof is a wonderland of flowering daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths. It is gorgeous and well worth the visit if you plan to be in Amsterdam during these two months.

See our Amsterdam Itinerary post for full details on how to visit Keukenhof.



London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 7

Travel to Paris

The easiest way to travel between Amsterdam and Paris is by train. The Thalys high-speed train connects Amsterdam to Paris in 3 hours and 20 minutes. In order to get the cheapest fare, book your tickets as far in advance as possible (you can book your tickets up to 120 days in advance).

The Thalys train travels from Central Station in Amsterdam to Gare du Nord in Paris, traveling through Brussels (but you will not have to change trains).

Book your train as early in the day as you feel comfortable doing so, in order to maximize how much time you have in Paris. I would recommend arriving in Paris no later than noon so that you have the full afternoon to see the city.

From Gare du Nord, take the metro or a taxi to your hotel and get settled. Have lunch near your hotel.

Eiffel Tower

What better place to start in Paris than at the Eiffel Tower?

The line to visit the Eiffel Tower can be epic (I’m talking 2 to 3 hours wait on the busiest days). You can avoid this nightmare by booking your tickets in advance or taking a skip-the-line tour. The cheapest way to visit the Eiffel Tower is to purchase your tickets online in advance on the official website, but these tend to sell out almost as soon as they become available (60 days in advance). If they are sold out, we recommend this skip the line tour, which costs just slightly more than the ticket cost. We took this same tour and had a great experience.

Eiffel Tower

Plan your visit with our Guide to the Eiffel Tower, which has information on how to skip the line, money saving tips, and whether or not it is worth it to visit the top floor.



Go for a Stroll on the Champs-Elysees

Starting at Place de la Concorde, stroll up the Champs-Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. This is one of the most recognizable streets in the world. It is famous as being the finish of the Tour de France and the location of the Bastille Day military parade. Restaurants, shops, the theaters line the Champs-Elysees. It has a touristy feel but it’s still worth the stroll.

Arc de Triomphe

Along the way, if you want another French treat, consider stopping into Laduree for macarons.

PRO TRAVEL TIP: From Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, it is a 2.3 km (1.4 mile) walk. You can walk the entire length of the Champs-Elysees or shorten the walk by taking line 1 on the metro from Concorde to Franklin D. Roosevelt or George V.

Arc de Triomphe

This is my favorite view of Paris. There’s just something about looking down the Champs-Elysees to the Louvre, out to La Defense, and of course, having the wonderful view of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris View

End the day with dinner and drinks

For full details on visiting Paris, I highly recommend you read our 3 Day Paris Itinerary, which provides a similar but more in-depth itinerary, with trip costs, opening hours of attractions, money saving tips, maps, and links to buy all of your tickets online.

Where to Stay in Paris

We have visited Paris three times and this is where we stayed.

Hotel Brighton. This is the most expensive hotel on this list but it’s worth it if you want an awesome view over Paris. Located on Rue de Rivoli right across from Tuileries Garden, you will be able to see the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe from your room. Request a high floor, preferably one with a balcony, for the best experience.

Hotel de La Bourdonnais. This hotel is located near the Eiffel Tower. From our room, if we hung our head out of the window, we could see the top of the Eiffel Tower. This hotel is under new management since our visit and it looks like things have changed for the better. We liked here, but not as much as the other two hotels in this list.

Le Relais Saint Honore. On our most recent visit to Paris we stayed at Hotel Le Relais Saint Honore. Our favorite thing about this small, boutique hotel is its excellent location. The Louvre, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, and Palais-Garnier are all within a 10-minute walk. The Tuileries and Pyramides metro stations are less than 5 minutes away. The rooms are small but tastefully decorated and the staff is friendly and speaks English. You don’t get the awesome view in this hotel but we loved the friendly staff and the location.

Relais Honore

Le Relais Saint Honore

For more recommendations on where to stay, read our Best Hotels and Neighborhoods Guide for Paris. Learn where to stay for a great view of the Eiffel Tower and get recommendations whether you are looking for a budget hotel, luxury hotel, or if you are traveling as a family.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 8

The Historic Center of Paris, Musee D’Orsay & Montmartre


Sainte-Chapelle is home to one of the world’s best displays of stained glass. It is gorgeous inside, much prettier than the inside of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Sainte Chapelle

Sainte Chapelle

Notre Dame Cathedral

IMPORTANT NOTE:  On April 15, 2019, Notre Dame suffered a devastating fire. The cathedral and the towers will be closed until the end of 2024.

From Sainte-Chapelle it is a short walk to Notre Dame Cathedral. Unfortunately, since Notre Dame is currently closed, you will only be able to see the cathedral from the outside. 

In front of Notre Dame Cathedral a small plaque marks Point Zero (Point Zero des Routes de France), the historic center of Paris.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame View


Before leaving Ile de la Cite, it’s a quick walk to one of the prettiest storefronts in Paris, Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole. This is a small café so you can eat lunch here. You can also walk over to Ile Saint-Louis and have lunch at Pom’Canelle and try the decadent ice cream at Berthillon Glacier.


Walk along the Seine River

Cross Pont de la Tournelle to the Left Bank and then walk along the Seine. Pont de l’Archeveche makes a great photo spot of Notre Dome.

Continue the stroll along the Seine until you reach Musee d’Orsay.

Musee d’Orsay

Musee d’Orsay houses the largest collection of Impressionist art in the world. It is here that you can see Monet, Manet, Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gaugin and more. It’s literally a collection of the who’s who in the Impressionist art world.

Musee DOrsay

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

Spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring Montmartre. This maze of hilly streets is one of Paris’ prettiest neighborhoods to visit.


Montmartre Paris

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica sits atop the highest hill in Paris. The steps in front of the Basilica are a popular spot to watch the sunset. You also have the option to climb to the top of the Dome for an even better view.

For dinner, take your pick from restaurants in the area. We ate at Le Relais Gascon, a wonderful little place that prepares French food.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 9

Versailles and the Louvre

The Palace of Versailles

Versailles is a royal chateau located on the outskirts of Paris. In 1682, King Louis XIV moved the Royal Court from the Louvre to the Palace of Versailles. For a little more than 100 years, this was the seat of government for France. That ended in 1789 with the French Revolution. The monarchy moved back to Paris and since then, the city of Paris has remained the seat of government for France.

The Orangery Versailles

The Orangery, Versailles

During your visit to Versailles you will tour the palace and stroll through the gardens.

How long does a visit last? If you’re fast, it takes 3 to 4 hours to zip through the palace and walk a part of the gardens. You can spend all day here, however, if you want to have enough time to visit the Louvre, you should plan on leaving Versailles in the early afternoon.

Learn how to plan your visit with our Guide to Versailles.



The Louvre

The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum. This building was once the home to French Kings, including Louis XIV. During the French Revolution in the 18th century, the Louvre was converted to a museum.

The Louvre Paris

Apollo Gallery Louvre

Apollo Gallery in the Louvre

If you are an art lover, take several hours and enjoy this spectacular place. However, if you just want to visit the highlights, you can do so in about an hour.

The main sites to visit in the Louvre are the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory.

For more information on how to visit the Louvre, take a look at our Guide to the Louvre. This covers ticket and tour options, how to avoid the crowds, plus a fast, efficient walking tour to the must-see works of art.

This evening, you have several options. Have dinner in a French restaurant, take a dinner cruise on the Seine, stroll through Le Marais, enjoy the view from Montparnasse Tower, or go shopping at Place de la Madeleine or at the luxurious department stores Printemps and Galeries Lafayette.

London Amsterdam Paris Itinerary: Day 10

Depart Paris

Fly home or continue your journey.

How to Modify this Itinerary

What if you want to do Amsterdam – Paris – London or Paris – London – Amsterdam? Maybe you found a really cheap flight to Amsterdam or it’s more convenient for you to fly home from London. You can put these cities together in any order you like, you just have to factor in travel times between the cities.

London is the largest of these cities so it deserves the most time. I recommend spending a minimum of three days here. Amsterdam is the smallest city with the fewest sites, so a day and a half works perfectly, in order to give you more time in London and Paris.

Let’s say you want to do Amsterdam – Paris – London. What would your itinerary look like?

  • Day 1: Arrive in Amsterdam
  • Day 2: Amsterdam
  • Day 3: Morning train to Paris
  • Day 4: Paris
  • Day 5: Paris
  • Day 6: Morning train to London
  • Day 7: London
  • Day 8: London
  • Day 9: London
  • Day 10: Fly home

If you have further questions on how to further modify this itinerary, ask us in the comment section below.

By the way, we also have a 10 day Paris Brussels Amsterdam itinerary that you may want to check out.


Important Links to Help You Plan Your Trip

LONDON: Start with our article Best Things to Do in London for ideas of what to do in London. Plan your time in the city with our 5 Days in London Itinerary. We also have tips for first time visitors to London and a guide on Where to Stay in London.

LONDON AT CHRISTMAS: For an overview of what to do, here are 15 things to do in London at Christmas. We also have guides to the best Christmas lights and best Christmas markets. Learn how to put it all together in our London Christmas Itinerary.

AMSTERDAM: Learn how to spend 2 perfect days in Amsterdam and the best things to do in Amsterdam. We also have a guide on Where to Stay in Amsterdam.

PARIS: Start with our article How to Plan a Trip to Paris. In our article Best Things to Do in Paris we cover the top places to visit in Paris. Plan your time in the city with our 2 Day Paris Itinerary and 3 Day Paris Itinerary. We also have a Paris Hotel Guide, a guide to the best rooftop bars and restaurants in Paris, how to visit Paris with kids, and advice for visiting Paris at Easter.

ITINERARY IDEAS: With 10 days, you can put together a trip to London and Paris or a trip to Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris.

MORE CITIES AROUND THE WORLD: Visit more cities around the world with our guides to Rome, VeniceBarcelona, Athens, Lisbon, and New York City.

If you have any questions about this London Amsterdam Paris itinerary, let us know in the comment section below!

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For more great itineraries from Europe and around the world, take a look at our Travel Itineraries page.


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  1. Avatar for Beverly Plotner
    Beverly Plotner

    I was looking forward to going Paris this November for Christmas
    But I was told by friend I would not have good time cause people are rude to
    But this is trip I look forward for going 2 years now and I am confused
    about going

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      We haven’t experienced much in the way of rudeness in Paris. It helps to be able to speak a little bit of French because that is very much appreciated. If you have been wanting to take this trip for 2 years, don’t let your friend’s comment deter you from going. Paris is a wonderful city to visit. Cheers, Julie

  2. Avatar for Jenn Pua
    Jenn Pua


    Your travel itinerary, information, and resource sharing are very useful. My family is planning a 2-week trip to Europe and we are looking at visiting Rome, Florence Vernice, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Which sequence would you suggest? We are flying in from Singapore to most likely Rome or Amsterdam and out from London.



    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello Jenn. The best sequence is Rome, Florence, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, and then Chunnel train to London. However, that is a lot to fit into just 2 weeks. It’s possible, but you will be spending quite a bit of time on the trains. Consider taking out one city to give yourself more time in the others (Amsterdam gets my vote since you’ll have longer travel times to get here and then to Paris…but regardless, to get from Italy to the other cities, you will have a longer travel time and will most likely have to fly for this part of the itinerary). Cheers, Julie

  3. Avatar for SivaNantini

    Hi. 2 adults 1 youth and 1 child will be arrive in Paris and depart from Paris from
    09.09.2023 – 17.09.2023

    I would like to find for group tour or private tour Paris Netherland and London for during my stay.

    Thank you

    1. Avatar for Julie Post

      Hello. We are not a tour operator so we do not run tours. However, you can share this itinerary with a travel agent and then can assist you in making your reservations. Cheers, Julie

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    We are planning a trip to Amsterdam, Paris and ending in London this summer. We plan on incorporating some of your suggestions, especially where to stay. We also have a few concerts and sporting events we’re trying to fit in for our teenagers. There is a music festival outside Amsterdam in Landgraaf. Do you have any ideas or suggestions on taking a train from Landgraaf to Paris?

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      Putting in Landgraaf to Paris on raileurope.com, the quickest journey is to transfer in Aachen to the Thalys train and take this to Paris. The Thalys train is the high speed train. It will take about 3.25 hours total. There are cheaper options with more transfers and more time, but I’d schedule a route that gets me there the fastest, like the one mentioned above. Book the Thalys tickets in advance because these can sell out. The train from Landgraaf to Aachen is on a regional train and for these lines, you can either purchase a ticket online in advance or the morning of the same day you travel. We’re type A so we purchase things like this in advance whenever possible. Have a great time in Europe! Cheers, Julie

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