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 Leidseplein. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Delft (Old Church, Prinsenkwartier, &more), The Hague (Galerie Pulchri, Panorama Mesdag, &more) and Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Frans Hals Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and stop by The Jordaan.

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Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam is 8 hours. In May, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough 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 Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery for their historical value. Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille capture your imagination. Explore Lille's surroundings by going to Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (in Hebuterne), La Coupole (in Saint-Omer) and Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert). On the 14th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Australian National Memorial, steep yourself in history at Australian Corps Memorial, stop by Calais Wine Superstore, and learn about all things military at Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle.

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Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Lille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough 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 Arc de Triomphe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Change things up with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and visit Le Marais.

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Take a train from Lille to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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