16 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 3 nights
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights


Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Vieille Ville. Go for a jaunt from Nice to Antibes to see Musee Picasso about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Nice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for much colder days in Nice, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Museums
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Saint-Raphael, France — 2 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), then get up close to creatures of the deep with TakSea, and then find something for the whole family at Aqualand Frejus. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel and then surround yourself with nature on Forcerie Vial.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sarlat-la-Caneda.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France — 3 nights

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Family-friendly places like Chateau de Castelnaud and Les Jardins de Marqueyssac will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Bugue (Aquarium du Perigord Noir & Parc Le Bournat), Grotte de Rouffignac (in Rouffignac-Saint-Cernin-de-Reilhac) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chateau des Milandes, explore the historical opulence of The Maison Forte de Reignac, and explore the fascinating underground world of Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac.

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Getting from Saint-Raphael to Sarlat-la-Caneda by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Saint-Raphael in July, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Paris.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks
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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Attractions like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam.

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You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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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.