58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

58 days in The Netherlands, France & Germany Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Drive:  2 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Caen, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
9
Berlin, Germany
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Brussels, Belgium

6
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Fort Edam (in Edam), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Old Church, &more) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app.

Brussels, Belgium to Amsterdam is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Delft, Fort Edam, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Frans Hals Museum
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

7
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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Musee d'Orsay and Musee de Montmartre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Ancien Hopital Royal, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip tool.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and MuseoSeine. Visit Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Chateau de Mesnieres for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cimetiere Marin, contemplate the long history of Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, and explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rouen online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Rouen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caen.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Amiens, Chateau de Mesnieres, Musee de l'Horlogerie, Abbaye de St-Wandrille
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

6
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetières Militaires will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caen: Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Prison Royale (in Tinchebray) and Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at World War 2 Museum, and learn about all things military at Normandy Victory Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Caen travel route builder tool.

Getting from Rouen to Caen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Caen sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Colleville-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Ranville, Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 26:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Visit Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Vasarely and Carrieres des Lumieres. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Ciotat). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee Granet, shop like a local with Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, take in the dramatic scenery at Vallon des Carmes, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence travel site.

Traveling by flight from Caen to Aix-en-Provence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Caen in September: high temperatures in Aix-en-Provence hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gordes, Avignon, La Petite Provence du Paradou, Chapelle des Templiers, Vallon des Carmes
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Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

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nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema. Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to La Croix-Valmer (Heraclee Beach & Le Cap Lardier), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Notre Dame du Mai & Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, delve into the distant past at Chateau d'Hyeres, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Grimaud.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres itinerary maker.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandol, Saint-Tropez, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud, Six-Fours-les-Plages
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

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nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Saint-Paul de Vence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Choisy La Galerie & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs), Antibes (Chapelle Saint-Bernardin & Musee de L'ecole) and Cannes (Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance & Musee de la Castre). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nice holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Saint-Raphael, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Antibes, Cannes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and Schloss Neuschwanstein are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Munich Residenz and St. Peter's Church. Explore Munich's surroundings by going to Nuremberg (Germanisches Nationalmuseum & Kaiserburg Nurnberg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich road trip website.

You can fly from Nice to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in October, with highs in Munich at 16°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Schloss Neuschwanstein
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

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Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall are in your itinerary. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz, Katholische Hofkirche, &more). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum Berlin, make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, and admire the striking features of Reichstag Building.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin road trip tool.

Getting from Munich to Berlin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Dresden
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Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

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