15 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Colombo Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Colombo Itinerary

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15 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Colombo Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
3
Colombo, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Paris, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and visit Montmartre.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Sri Lanka, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, stroll around Vondelpark, then sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam holiday tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo ©
The commercial capital of the country, Colombo has added modern touches to its colonial-era core, creating an exciting and eclectic coastal city.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colombo: Millennium Elephant Foundation (in Kegalle), Galle (Saint Mary's Church, Galle Fort, &more) and Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage (in Pinnawala). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Borella All Saints Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bentota Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Colombo trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Colombo in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Colombo is 4 hours. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Colombo, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colombo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Galle, Negombo, Bentota, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Millennium Elephant Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Galle Fort ©
Galle Fort
Safaris

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