12 days in The Netherlands, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

12 days in The Netherlands, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and De 9 Straatjes. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Red Light District. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif.

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Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City travel website.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Amsterdam in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Luxembourg City, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 2nd (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon route planning site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin and then get a taste of the local shopping with La Croisette. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes, then stop by 1862 Wines & Spirits, then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and finally stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice online road trip planner.

Fly from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Nice is somewhat warmer than Lyon - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannes
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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