36 days in The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

36 days in The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 7 nights
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Paris, France
— 26 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Arnhem online trip itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Arnhem is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Arnhem, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 7 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Panorama Mesdag. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, get curious at Body Worlds, wander the streets of Leidseplein, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Arnhem to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France — 26 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.
Do your shopping at Le Marais and Marques Avenue A6. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Chantilly Golf Course (in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin) and Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes, Fondation Claude Monet, &more). On 21st (Thu), while away the hours contemplating the architecture of Palace of Versailles. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, and admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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.