11 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

11 days in France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Train:  6 h 45 min
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot and then stop by Normandie Savoir-Faire.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

London, UK to Bayeux is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and train. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Bayeux are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee D-Day Omaha
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Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Musee D-Day Omaha
Normandie Savoir-Faire ©
Normandie Savoir-Faire
Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot ©
Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot

2
nights
Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, and then stop by A Bitiga.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bonifacio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Bonifacio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bayeux in July; daily highs in Bonifacio reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps) ©
Plage du Grand Sperone ©
Plage du Grand Sperone

3
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grotte du Grand Roc and Kayaking & Canoeing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vieux Sarlat and Chateau de Puymartin. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Manoir de Gisson, Head underground at La Grotte De Domme, pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, and look for gifts at Cave Philippe Godard.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sarlat-la-Caneda holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Sarlat-la-Caneda when traveling from Bonifacio in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, Kayaking & Canoeing, La Grotte De Domme
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Grotte du Grand Roc ©
Grotte du Grand Roc
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Manoir de Gisson ©
Manoir de Gisson

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, thenexamine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité and then kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then explore the activities along Herengracht. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate the long history of Portuguese Synagogue.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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