15 days in France, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in France, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Wierschem, Germany
— 1 day
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Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Kaysersberg, France
— 1 night
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Paris, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planning tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Amsterdam is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 43°F and lows of 34°F. You will leave for Giethoorn on the 17th (Mon).
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. On the 17th (Mon), see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, look for gifts at Lekkers & Zo, then examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, and finally examine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get your game on at Museumphoto.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Wierschem.
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Wierschem, Germany — 1 day

Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig Kreuz Kapelle, explore the historical opulence of Eltz Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wierschem trip maker site.

Drive from Amsterdam to Wierschem in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Heidelberg.
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Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Neckar River, make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally take a stroll through Altstadt (Old Town).

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg travel route planner.

You can drive from Wierschem to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Heidelberg, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany — 2 nights

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a town in the district of Ansbach of Mittelfranken (Middle Franconia), the Franconia region of Bavaria, Germany. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Deutsches Automuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Langenburg, then make a trip to Kloster Schoental, and finally step into the grandiose world of Burg Krautheim. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Das Wildbad, get to know the fascinating history of Teufelshausel, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Kirchberg, and finally pick up some local products at Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber day trip planning website.

Getting from Heidelberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

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 22nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, then walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, and then don't miss a visit to Place Kleber. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, wander the streets of La Petite France, then don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg tour planning website.

Drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Kaysersberg.
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Kaysersberg, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the views from Pont Fortifie, make a trip to Maison Faller-Brief, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Kaysersberg, then make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Memorial 1ere Armee, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaysersberg road trip app.

Getting from Strasbourg to Kaysersberg by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kaysersberg can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 1 night

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Grand Rue De Colmar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar online itinerary builder.

Colmar is very close to Kaysersberg. In January, daytime highs in Colmar are 43°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, take an in-depth tour of Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, make a trip to Grand Degre, make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, and finally don't miss a visit to Tour Boucle.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel journey tool.

You can fly from Colmar to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Colmar in January, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 49°F and lows at 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Jardin des Tuileries. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, don't miss a visit to Luxembourg Palace, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in January, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Kaysersberg-Vignoble travel guide

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Castles · Churches · Art Galleries