15 days in France, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in France, Germany & The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
Drive
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive
4
Wierschem, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
5
Heidelberg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kaysersberg, France
— 1 night
Drive
9
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Fly
10
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Taxi to Dol De Bretagne, Train to Paris
11
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route builder site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in November, with highs in Amsterdam at 51°F and lows at 40°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Giethoorn.
more
Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 10:

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at De Oude Aarde, stop by Lekkers & Zo, then see the interesting displays at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Giethoorn online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Giethoorn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.
more
Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

On the 10th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip website.

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wierschem.
more
Fun & Games
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Wierschem, Germany — 1 day

Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. On the 11th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Heilig Kreuz Kapelle, step into the grandiose world of Eltz Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stiftskirche St. Martin und St. Severus.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Wierschem trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Wierschem in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, expect nights in Wierschem to be about the same, around 37°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Heidelberg.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:

Heidelberg, Germany — 1 night

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Neckar River, make a trip to Jesuitenkirche, contemplate the long history of Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg, then snap pictures at Old Bridge (Karl Theodor Bridge), and finally stop by Altstadt (Old Town).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heidelberg journey planner.

Drive from Wierschem to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Heidelberg are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rothenburg ob der Tauber.
more
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

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 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Deutsches Automuseum, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Langenburg, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Schoental, and finally explore the historical opulence of Burg Krautheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Das Wildbad, then get to know the fascinating history of Teufelshausel, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Kirchberg, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Regionalmarkt Hohenlohe.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg ob der Tauber day trip planner.

Drive from Heidelberg to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Strasbourg, France — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, stroll around Parc de l'Orangerie, and then admire the striking features of Place Kleber. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, take a stroll through La Petite France, then make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Gare de Strasbourg.

To plan Strasbourg vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Rothenburg ob der Tauber to Strasbourg in 3.5 hours. November in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kaysersberg.
more
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Kaysersberg, France — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the views from Pont Fortifie, make a trip to Maison Faller-Brief, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Kaysersberg, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Memorial 1ere Armee, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte-Croix, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaysersberg online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Kaysersberg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. November in Kaysersberg sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Colmar.
more
Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

Colmar, France — 1 night

Little Venice

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 17th (Fri): go for a walk through Grand Rue De Colmar.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary website.

Colmar is just a stone's throw from Kaysersberg. In November in Colmar, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
more
Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 19th (Sun), don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, get engrossed in the history at Musée Historique du Mont Saint Michel, don't miss a visit to Grand Degre, make a trip to Tour de L'Arcade, then don't miss a visit to Tour Gabriel, and finally make a trip to Tour Boucle.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Mont-Saint-Michel travel route tool.

Fly from Colmar to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Colmar in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mont-Saint-Michel, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.
more
Museums
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 19:

Paris, France — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Trocadero et son esplanade and Jardin des Tuileries. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Luxembourg Palace.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris journey builder website.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris by combination of taxi and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
more
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
more

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.
more

France travel guide

4.3
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.
more

Kaysersberg-Vignoble travel guide

4.3
Castles · Churches · Fountains