52 days in France, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

52 days in France, The Netherlands & Germany Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 5 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Avignon, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Nice, France — 6 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Azur Wine Tours. Let the collections at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Matisse capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (Lérins Islands, Rue d'Antibes, &more), Village de Mougins (in Mougins) and Riviera fly-fishing (in Roquefort les Pins). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery 26, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Chennai, India to Nice is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Nice due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chennai in June, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 5 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Get in touch with nature at Plage Des Brouis and Abel Baliff Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Calanque de Maubois and Plage de Guerrevieille. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), Plage des Cigales (in Grimaud) and Port Grimaud 1 Beach (in Port Grimaud). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with TakSea, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Robinson, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Chateau, and don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saint-Raphael travel planning app.

Drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Saint-Raphael: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Hyeres.
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Hyeres, France — 6 nights

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Gigaro and Heraclee Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dune La Londe and Plage de Vergeron. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Plage des Oursinieres (in Le Pradet), Le Lavandou (Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, Plage de Cavaliere, &more) and La Croix-Valmer (Plage du Debarquement, Le Cap Lardier, &more). There's more to do: stroll through Plage de l'Estagnol.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 4 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Get outdoors at Trolib and Le Sentier des Ocres. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your taste buds at Le Gout des Autres - Wine Prestige Tour, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, look for all kinds of wild species at Wine Safari, and steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon.

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

Getting from Hyeres to Avignon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 5 nights

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cité de Carcassonne and Basilique Saint-Sernin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like O'Vineyards and Cathar Castles. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Terre Liquide (in Mons) and La Voile Verte (in Valras-Plage). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Perdu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip maker site.

Drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Bayeux.
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Bayeux, France — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Normandy American Cemetery and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Bayeux to Deauville City to see Deauville Beach about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bayeux itinerary builder site.

Fly from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Carcassonne in July: high temperatures in Bayeux hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris vacation website.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do your shopping at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Bloemenmarkt. Museum Het Rembrandthuis and Madurodam will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt), Old Church (in Delft) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and stop by The Jordaan.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at The Dresden Zwinger and Topography of Terror. Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Berlin to go to Dresden and see Bruehlsche Terrasse, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, and wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 6 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit St. Peter's Church and St. Sebaldus Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munich: Nuremberg (Toy Museum, Kaiserburg Nurnberg, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, examine the collection at BMW Welt, make a trip to Marienplatz, and hunt for treasures at Viktualienmarkt.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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Germany travel guide

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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.
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