15 days in France, Frankfurt & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights


Frankfurt, Germany — 2 nights


A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get great views at Main Tower, take in the views from Alte Brucke, then admire the masterpieces at Stadel Museum, then contemplate the long history of Goethe House, and finally admire the striking features of Romer. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johanniskirche, examine the collection at Hessisches Puppen- und Spielzeugmuseum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildpark Alte Fasanerie Klein-Auheim, and finally delve into the distant past at Messel Pit Fossil Site.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt online holiday planner.

Denver, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Frankfurt, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Frankfurt, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: The Hague (Lange Voorhout, Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally visit La Petite France. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Strasbourg takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.