42 days in Amsterdam, Lille & Paris Itinerary

42 days in Amsterdam, Lille & Paris Itinerary

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42 days in Amsterdam, Lille & Paris Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 15 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Lille, France
— 13 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 12 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

15
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Frans Hals Museum, & more), Delft (Old Church, Prinsenkwartier, & more) and The Hague (Galerie Pulchri, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, The Hague, Delft
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

13
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Appreciate the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Maison de Jules Verne. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and La Coupole. Change things up with these side-trips from Lille: Musee Somme 1916 (in Albert), Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery (in Arras) and Serre Road Cemetery No.2 (in Hebuterne). On the 14th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Le Touquet Beach. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian War Memorial, take a stroll through St-Leu, look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore, and admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lille day trip app .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Lille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Amiens, Etaples, Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Beaumont-Hamel, Arras
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens

12
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Champs-Elysees and Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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