11 days in Spain, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in Spain, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Parque del Retiro, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in February, with highs in Madrid at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Seville.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in February: high temperatures in Seville hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in March, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.