57 days in Holland, France & Germany Itinerary

57 days in Holland, France & Germany Itinerary

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57 days in Holland, France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
train:  6​h
6
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Anne Frank House and Begijnhof will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Uitkijkduin Petten (in Petten). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gemeenlandshuis, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Uitkijkduin Petten, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Pere-Lachaise, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip app .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and V1 Site at Val Ygot. Visit Cimetiere Saint-Sever and Eglise Saint-Michel for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to L'Arche Feline (in Vascoeuil), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Chemin des Sources Bleues (in Vieux-Port). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Martainville, stroll around Maison du Parc des Boucles de la Seine, and take a peaceful walk through Le Bois des Aigles.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rouen tour itinerary builder site .

Take a bus from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Martainville-Epreville, V1 Site at Val Ygot, Eglise Saint-Michel, Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre, La Manufacture Bohin
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Chateau de Martainville ©
Chateau de Martainville

6
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Visit American Cemetery & Memorial and Saint-Charles-de-Percy War Cemetery for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Moulin de Marie Ravenel. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc (in Merville-Franceville-Plage), Hermanville War Cemetery (in Hermanville-sur-mer) and Les Goges de Villiers (in Saint-Ouen-le-Brisoult). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de Quineville, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bayeux, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Cap Levi, Hermanville War Cemetery, Musee de Quineville, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du poire and Ecomusee du Moulin de la See. Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Maison de l'Artichaut are in your itinerary. Explore Mont-Saint-Michel's surroundings by going to Domfront (Eglise Saint-Julien, Chateau de Domfront, & more), les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Parc des Forges de Varenne (in Champsecret). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, delve into the distant past at Maison Des Fees, tour the pleasant surroundings at Poney Club de Combourg, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday maker .

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Parc des Forges de Varenne, Eglise Saint-Quentin, Le Parc-Musee du Granit, Cabane Vauban
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Get some historical perspective at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Fondation Vasarely will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Chapelle des Templiers (in Bras) and Vallon Sourn (in Chateauvert). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Sentier Du Lezard, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Aix-en-Provence in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in March: highs in Aix-en-Provence hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Arles, Marseille, Le Sentier Du Lezard, Carrieres des Lumieres
Highlights from your plan
Le Sentier Du Lezard ©
Le Sentier Du Lezard
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Abbaye de La Celle. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Le Barrage de la Verne (in La Mole). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Caume, and explore the stunning scenery at Lacs et Gorges du Verdon.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hyeres itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Mont Caume, Lacs et Gorges du Verdon, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Highlights from your plan
Pointe des Sardinaux ©
Pointe des Sardinaux
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais Lascaris and Ruines de Chateauneuf Villevieille. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne), Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup) and Arboretum du Mont-Gros (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at L'aquarium Naturel des Flots Bleus, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and contemplate the waterfront views at Les lacs de prals.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Utelle, Coaraze, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon, La Recreation Champetre
Highlights from your plan
Parc des Rives du Loup ©
Parc des Rives du Loup

6
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Get a sense of the local culture at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Popular historic sites such as Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Michael's Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Nuremberg (Nuremberg Toy Museum (Spielzeugmuseum), Germanisches Nationalmuseum, & more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum), and identify plant and animal life at Heidehaus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Munich travel route tool .

You can fly from Nice to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in April, things will get little chillier in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein

6
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Dresden (Frauenkirche & Albertinum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Topographie des Terrors, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin trip maker site .

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dresden
Highlights from your plan
THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin ©
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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