20 days in France, Spain & The Netherlands Itinerary

20 days in France, Spain & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  14 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h 15 min
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Train + Subway + Bus + Fly:  7 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Granada, Spain
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Austin, 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, stroll around Vondelpark, and get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Austin, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Austin in May: highs in Amsterdam hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

4
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 cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Montmartre and Musee de l'Orangerie. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Fougeres, and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Musee de la Paysannerie, then see the interesting displays at Cathedraloscope, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and shuttle. In May in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dol-de-Bretagne, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Chateau de Fougeres
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Casa Museu Lluis Domenech i Montaner (in Canet de Mar), Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar) and Lloret de Mar (Jardines de Santa Clotilde & Museu del Mar - Can Garriga). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Barcelona takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 71°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tarragona, Tossa de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Casa Museu Lluis Domenech i Montaner
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

5
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Albayzin and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Chapel of Granada and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque De La Paloma (in Benalmadena) and Malaga (Teatro Romano, Malaga Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, Parque De La Paloma
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

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