57 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

57 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
+4
Fly + Bus + Subway + Train + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
6
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Munich, Germany
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
12
Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

4
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.
Anne Frank House and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) (in Haarlem) and Het steen (in Delft). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route planning app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Amsterdam is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Het steen
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Musee Christian Dior will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Chateau de Domfront. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la ceramique (in Ger), Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire (in Passais) and Musee du poire (in Barenton). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Amsterdam to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Domfront, Musee de la ceramique, Eglise de Menil-Gondouin, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Normandy American Cemetery and Cimetières Militaires. Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne), Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux) and Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, take in the history at Omaha Beach, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder website.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, La Roche d'Oetre, 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

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial for their historical value. Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Saint-Sever, take in the exciting artwork at Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, and explore the world behind art at Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rouen vacation planning website.

Drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fecamp, Giverny, Musee d'Histoire de la Vie Quotidienne, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Caresse de Tigre
Highlights from your plan
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

5
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 historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Chateau de Chambord in Chambord, approximately Chambord away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Carrieres des Lumieres will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palais des Papes and Musee Granet. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin), Musee de l'Aviation (in Saint-Victoret) and Marseille (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde & Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, step into the grandiose world of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Avignon by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Avignon: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Marseille, Chateau de Lourmarin, Chateau d'Ansouis
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

5
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Vieille Ville. Let the collections at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee des Chantiers Naval capture your imagination. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Le Village des Tortues (in Carnoules), La Calanque de Figuerolles (in La Ciotat) and Collobrieres (Chartreuse de la Verne & Confiserie Azureenne). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de La Celle, contemplate the long history of Abbaye du Thoronet, and look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Hyeres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Hyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grimaud, Le Pradet, Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Croix-Valmer, La Ciotat
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

2
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then identify plant and animal life at Base Nature Francois Leotard, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cite Episcopale. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Abel Baliff Beach, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Regard.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael day trip planning website.

Drive from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Sainte-Maxime, Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, Plage du Chateau, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael ©
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) and Saint-Paul de Vence. Let the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cathedrale Notre Dame du Puy (in Grasse), Les Petites Porcelaines (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris) and Antibes (Villa Eilenroc, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Biot, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planning tool.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Antibes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Vence, Vallauris, Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein. Let the collections at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau), Schloss Linderhof (in Ettal) and Nuremberg (Rochusfriedhof, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munich travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Munich reach 16°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Hohenschwangau, Schloss Linderhof, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Highlights from your plan
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Jewish Museum Berlin. Visit Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin vacation planner.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Dresden.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror
Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace

6
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
Let the collections at The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Frauenkirche Dresden and Royal Palace (Residenzschloss). Change things up with these side-trips from Dresden: The Recreation Area of Leisure Oasis Olbersdorfer Lake (in Olbersdorf), St. Johannis Kirche (in Zittau) and Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm (in Hinterhermsdorf). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, see the interesting displays at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, get engrossed in the history at Stadtmuseum Dresden, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss & Park Pillnitz.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dresden travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Dresden takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Dresden sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Weimar, Leipzig, The Recreation Area of Leisure Oasis Olbersdorfer Lake, St. Johannis Kirche, Obere Schleuse Kirnitschklamm
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Albertinum ©
Albertinum
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden

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