12 days in Amsterdam, Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scheveningen Beach and Zandvoort aan Zee. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to museum Beelden aan Zee (in Scheveningen), Delft (Maria van Jessekerk, Agnetapark, &more) and The Hague (Sea Life Scheveningen, Panorama Mesdag, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through Leidseplein, look for gifts at The American Book Center, and shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Helsinki, Finland to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Amsterdam is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Helsinki, Finland

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with Dive Finland Oy, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally stop by TeeMaa Tea House. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning site.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Helsinki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Helsinki at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Louvre Museum and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and H & Pel. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Paris takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get a bit warmer in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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