17 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Train:  15​min
2
Versailles, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Saint-Tropez, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

7
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 Montmartre and Palace of Versailles. Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Le Bois des Aigles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Quartier Saint-Louis, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, then look for gifts at One Nation Paris, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Versailles attractions planner .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In September in Versailles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Musee des impressionnismes, Chartres Cathedral
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Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal
Temple de l'Amour ©
Temple de l'Amour

3
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Escalet Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Versailles to Saint-Tropez takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Versailles in September, with highs in Saint-Tropez at 81°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Antibes, Port Grimaud Beach, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Plage de l'Escalet ©
Plage de l'Escalet
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route site .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Saint-Tropez to Amsterdam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint-Tropez in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 67°F and lows at 52°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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