15 days in Germany, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Drive to Ontario International Airport, Fly to Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Heidelberg, Germany
— 3 nights
Metz, France
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly to Ontario International Airport, Drive to California City


Frankfurt, Germany — 1 night


On the 16th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Seckbach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frankfurt road trip site.

California City, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In June, Frankfurt is little chillier than California City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 17th (Sat).
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Heidelberg, Germany — 3 nights

City of Romanticism

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heiligenberg and Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys. Change things up with these side-trips from Heidelberg: Dom zu Worms (in Worms) and Altes Rathaus (in Esslingen am Neckar). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Michaelskloster, take an in-depth tour of Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet, and don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Heidelberg trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Frankfurt to Heidelberg by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Frankfurt in June, expect nights in Heidelberg to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are little chillier, around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Centre européen Robert Schuman, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin de Sillegny, and then ponder the design of Place Duroc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Gouverneur de Metz, and then get to know the fascinating history of Quartier Imperial.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Metz trip planner.

Getting from Heidelberg to Metz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. June in Metz sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

Explore hidden gems such as Parc du Champ de Mars and 7eme Arrondissement. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne (in Champs-sur-Marne) and Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains, make a trip to Place Vendome, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Metz to Paris in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Discover out-of-the-way places like Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and Museum of the Canals. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Museum Speelklok (in Utrecht), Koppelpoort (in Amersfoort) and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave (in Leiden). The adventure continues: stop by De Hallen Amsterdam, examine the collection at Amsterdam EXPO, take in the views from Amsterdam Canal Ring, and make a trip to De Gooyer Windmill.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 53°F at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Germany travel guide

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.

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.