58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

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58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train:  2 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Caen, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Brussels, Belgium

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Get some historical perspective at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and De Duif. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Fort Edam (in Edam), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Old Church, &more) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Delft, Fort Edam, Frans Hals Museum, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Ancien Hopital Royal in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Rouen.

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

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee des impressionnismes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Abbaye de Jumieges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: MuseoSeine (in Caudebec-en-Caux), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Harcourt, explore the world behind art at Musee Secq des Tournelles, and see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip app.

Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Amiens, Chateau de Mesnieres, Eglise Saint Martin de Cany, MuseoSeine
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Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

6
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Change things up with these side-trips from 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). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cimetières Militaires, examine the collection at Normandy Victory Museum, take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Caen.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Caen trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rouen to Caen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Musee Granet. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Vallon des Carmes (in Barjols), Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat) and Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, and take in the exciting artwork at Tapiezo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Caen in September, expect Aix-en-Provence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon, Gordes, La Petite Provence du Paradou, Scuba & Snorkeling, Carrieres des Lumieres
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Tapiezo ©
Tapiezo
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

6
nights
Hyeres, France

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. Chartreuse de la Verne and Notre Dame du Mai will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime and Confiserie Azureenne. Venture out of the city with trips to Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime), La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Le Cap Lardier) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, and hike along Sentier Jean Francois Jube.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Hyeres road trip app.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandol, Saint-Tropez, Grimaud, Le Pradet, Collobrieres
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

7
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Raphael (Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire & Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)), Base Nature Francois Leotard (in Frejus) and Cannes (Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance & Musee de la Castre). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Antibes, Cannes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Saint-Raphael
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

6
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Nymphenburg Palace and Frauenkirche. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Munich side-trips: Schloss Neuschwanstein (in Schwangau) and Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmuseum & Kaiserburg Nurnberg). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, explore the activities along English Garden, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munich journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Alte Pinakothek ©
Alte Pinakothek

7
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Dresden Zwinger and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Appreciate the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, Katholische Hofkirche, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Neues Museum, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dresden
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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