8 days in Amsterdam, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Amsterdam, Normandy & Paris Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Nieuwe Kerk. Rijksmuseum and Kunstmuseum Den Haag will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) & Panorama Mesdag) and Canals area (in Utrecht). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find out how to plan a trip to Amsterdam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 56°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Etretat.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area, Nieuwe Kerk
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee des Pecheries, then take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d’Aval, and then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Etretat online journey planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Etretat in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Etretat, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee des Pecheries
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Musee des Pecheries ©
Musee des Pecheries
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

1
night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Normandy American Cemetery, Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Paris sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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