42 days in Amsterdam, Lille & Paris Itinerary

42 days in Amsterdam, Lille & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 15 nights
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Lille, France
— 13 nights
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Paris, France
— 12 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 15 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjes. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Frans Hals Museum, &more), The Hague (Galerie Pulchri, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Delft (Old Church, Prinsenkwartier, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, take a stroll through The Jordaan, make a trip to Leidseplein, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

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Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 8 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 13 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Visit Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Australian National Memorial for their historical value. Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Maison de Jules Verne capture your imagination. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (in Hebuterne) and Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras). On the 14th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, brush up on your military savvy at Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle, take a stroll through St-Leu, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Etaples Military Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille travel planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Lille by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 12 nights

City of Light

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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