16 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

16 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
3
Bollene, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Hong Kong, China

1
night
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.
Palace of Versailles has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay and then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Malmaison, thenexplore the galleries of Bois Preau, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker.

Hong Kong, China to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In November, Paris is much colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rueil-Malmaison, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at Memorial de Caen, and then brush up on your military savvy at Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bollene.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pegasus Memorial, Memorial de Caen
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pegasus Memorial ©
Pegasus Memorial
Memorial de Caen ©
Memorial de Caen

2
nights
Bollene, France

Bollene ©
Bollène is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Twin townsBollène is twinned with L'Alcúdia, Spain, since 1994. On the 1st (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Grignan, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chateau de Montelimar, and then Head underground at Grotte de Saint Marcel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Suze-la-Rousse, explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange, and then take some stellar pictures from Colline Saint-Eutrope.

Before you visit Bollene, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Bayeux to Bollene in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November in Bollene, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bollene

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orange, Chateau de Suze-la-Rousse, Grotte de Saint Marcel, Chateau de Montelimar, Chateau de Grignan
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Montelimar ©
Chateau de Montelimar
Roman Theatre of Orange ©
Roman Theatre of Orange
Chateau de Grignan ©
Chateau de Grignan

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais. Visiting Veloroute du Calavon and Chateau d'If will get you outdoors. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Musee Yves Brayer (in Les Baux de Provence), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bollene to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Bollene, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Musee Yves Brayer, Veloroute du Calavon
Highlights from your plan
Paul Cezanne’s Studio ©
Paul Cezanne’s Studio
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Théâtre gallo-romain. Let the collections at Musee Miniature et Cinema and Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif capture your imagination. Take a break from Lyon with a short trip to Tour du Telegraphe Chappe in Marcy, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de l'Imprimerie de Lyon, get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Lyon, take in the exciting artwork at Les Pin-Up de Marc Curial, and see the interesting displays at Fresque des Lyonnais.

Plan my day in Lyon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Marseille in December, things will get slightly colder in Lyon: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Tour du Telegraphe Chappe
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif ©
Musee des Tissus et des Arts Decoratif
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), thenexamine the collection at Museum Het Schip, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

You can fly from Lyon to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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