58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Rouen, France
— 6 nights
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Caen, France
— 6 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and NEMO Science Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Old Church, &more) and Fort Edam (in Edam). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the world behind art at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 7 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Ancien Hopital Royal, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Rouen, France

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Claude Monet and MuseoSeine. Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Chateau de Mesnieres (in Mesnieres-en-Bray). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cimetiere Marin, see the interesting displays at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rouen online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Caen, France

— 6 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and Prison Royale (in Tinchebray). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, see the interesting displays at World War 2 Museum, take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and stroll the grounds of Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Caen trip tool.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Caen, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 6 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Visit Palais des Papes and Paul Cezanne’s Studio for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Vasarely and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat), Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin) and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence travel site.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Caen in September: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 6 nights
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema. Chartreuse de la Verne and Vieille Ville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Le Cap Lardier), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Notre Dame du Mai & Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hyeres trip maker website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 7 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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 Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Choisy La Galerie & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs), Antibes (Chapelle Saint-Bernardin & Musee de L'ecole) and Cannes (Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance & Musee de la Castre). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and see the interesting displays at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice online visit planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 6 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmuseum & Kaiserburg Nurnberg). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Munich sightseeing planner.

Getting from Nice to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in October, things will get a bit cooler in Munich: highs are around 16°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 7 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topography of Terror and Mampemuseum. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Frauenkirche Dresden, &more). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, examine the collection at Neues Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip tool.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.