9 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Haarlem Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Haarlem Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Grape (De Druif), Cafe Thijssen and Cafe Tapmarin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and De Duif. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, don't miss a visit to Brouwersgracht, and stop by Red Light District.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In August in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Nightlife · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and then take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Haarlem.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 1 night

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hofje van Bakenes, kick back and relax at Strand van Wijk aan Zee, and then examine the collection at Museum BroekerVeiling. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes, then examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hofje van Oorschot, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Waalse Kerk Haarlem.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Haarlem trip maker tool.

Getting from Paris to Haarlem by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

You've now added Heineken Experience to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, explore the historical opulence of Muiderslot, and then admire the masterpieces at Sexmuseum Amsterdam Venustempel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Haarlem. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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