41 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

41 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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41 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 10 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Calacuccia, France
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
3
Lormes, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Bar-le-Duc, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Maubeuge, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Beesel, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Enschede, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

10
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 Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Calacuccia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Calacuccia, France

Calacuccia ©
Calacuccia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica. Scala di Santa Regina has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get outside with Scala di Santa Regina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Calacuccia trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Calacuccia. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Calacuccia to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Lormes.

Things to do in Calacuccia

Outdoors
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Scala di Santa Regina ©
Scala di Santa Regina

1
day
Lormes, France

Lormes ©
Lormes is a commune in the Nièvre department in central France. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Gorges de Narvau.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lormes route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Calacuccia to Lormes. Traveling from Calacuccia in November, expect Lormes to be little chillier, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bar-le-Duc.

Things to do in Lormes

Parks Nature
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Gorges de Narvau ©
Gorges de Narvau

6
nights
Bar-le-Duc, France

Bar-le-Duc ©
Bar-le-Duc, formerly known as Bar, is a commune in the Meuse département, of which it is the capital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bar-le-Duc: Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers), Bibliotheque-Mediatheque de Vittel (in Vittel) and La Tranchee de Chattancourt (in Chattancourt). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, do a tasting at Champagne A. Viot et Fils, steep yourself in history at Remparts de Langres, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Rachi Troyes.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bar-le-Duc holiday planner.

You can drive from Lormes to Bar-le-Duc in 4 hours. November in Bar-le-Duc sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Maubeuge.

Things to do in Bar-le-Duc

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Troyes, Bibliotheque-Mediatheque de Vittel, Turkish Baths, Les Jardins de Mon Moulin, La Tranchee de Chattancourt
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Ouvrage de La Ferte ©
Ouvrage de La Ferte
La Tranchee de Chattancourt ©
La Tranchee de Chattancourt
Turkish Baths

3
nights
Maubeuge, France

Maubeuge
Maubeuge is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.It is situated on both banks of the Sambre, 36km east of Valenciennes and about 9km from the Belgian border.HistoryMaubeuge owes its origin to Maubeuge Abbey, a double monastery, for men and women, founded in the 7th century by Saint Aldego, the relics of whom are preserved in the church. For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Maubeuge trip itinerary site .

Getting from Bar-le-Duc to Maubeuge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Bar-le-Duc in December, you will find days in Maubeuge are little chillier (6°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). You'll set off for Beesel on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Maubeuge

Historic Sites Museums Parks

1
night
Beesel, The Netherlands

Beesel ©
Beesel is a municipality and a town in the province of Limburg in the southeastern Netherlands.Population centresBeeselOffenbeekReuverTopographyTopographic map of the municipality of Beesel, June 2015.The town of BeeselThe town of Beesel lies about 10 km north of Roermond. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Molen De Grauwe Beer.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beesel online road trip planner .

You can drive from Maubeuge to Beesel in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eindhoven.

Things to do in Beesel

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Molen De Grauwe Beer ©
Molen De Grauwe Beer

8
nights
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven ©
The capital of Dutch industrial design, Eindhoven is known as the "City of Light." This is thanks to the technology company, Phillips, which has its base here and hosts many light projects in buildings around the city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Breda (VR World & Miniaturenmuseum Breda), Hoge Veluwe National Park (in Hoenderloo) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bottle Distillery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery, examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Maastricht Underground.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Eindhoven attractions planning tool .

Drive from Beesel to Eindhoven in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Enschede.

Things to do in Eindhoven

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Breda, Efteling, Escape Room Fort de Hel, St Michaelskerk (Abbey Church), Airborne Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Bottle Distillery ©
Bottle Distillery
Efteling ©
Efteling
Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park

10
nights
Enschede, The Netherlands

Enschede ©
Enschede, also known as Eanske in the local dialect of Twents, is a municipality and a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel and in the Twente region. Get out of town with these interesting Enschede side-trips: Zuidwolde, Nederland (in Zuidwolde), Zwembad De Schaeck (in Twello) and Yellow Wings Flight Simulator (in Teuge). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at De Wachter.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Enschede travel route site .

Drive from Eindhoven to Enschede in 2 hours. In December in Enschede, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Enschede

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zwolle, Museum Collectie '40-'45, Zwembad De Schaeck, Atelier Beeldentuin Witharen, Sauna Thermen Zuidwolde
Highlights from your plan
Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo ©
Klimbos Avontuurlijk Paasloo
Grolsch Brewery Tour ©
Grolsch Brewery Tour
Room Escape Games

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