20 days in France, Spain & The Netherlands Itinerary

20 days in France, Spain & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Subway + Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Austin, United States

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, and browse the exhibits of Museum Van Loon.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app.

Austin, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, expect nights in Amsterdam to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee de l'Orangerie and Ile Saint-Louis. When in Paris, make a side trip to see The Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online travel planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee de la Paysannerie, then see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dol-de-Bretagne, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chateau de Fougeres
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Passeig de Gracia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Casa Museu Lluis Domenech i Montaner (in Canet de Mar), Lloret de Mar (Jardines de Santa Clotilde & Museu del Mar - Can Garriga) and Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic, and don't miss a visit to Palau Guell.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barcelona takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May, with highs in Barcelona at 71°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tarragona, Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Casa Museu Lluis Domenech i Montaner
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albayzin and Alhambra. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Chapel of Granada and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Teatro Romano, Malaga Cathedral, &more) and Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Granada day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Granada hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, Parque De La Paloma
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

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