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


A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Rathaus Seckbach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old Jewish Cemetery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt vacation planning 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 (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from California City in June, things will get little chillier in Frankfurt: highs are around 75°F and lows about 55°F. You will leave for Heidelberg on the 14th (Wed).
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Heidelberg, Germany — 3 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Heiligenberg and Altes Rathaus. Attractions like Michaelskloster and Thingstatte make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Dom zu Worms (in Worms) and Esslinger Stadtkirche St. Dionys (in Esslingen am Neckar). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Alte Universitaet, get engrossed in the history at Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Heidelberg online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Frankfurt to Heidelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Frankfurt in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Heidelberg, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.
Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the striking features of Centre européen Robert Schuman, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin de Sillegny, and then admire the local landmark of Place Duroc. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Visites touristiques et exploration urbaine de Metz, admire the striking features of Palais du Gouverneur de Metz, and then contemplate the long history of Quartier Imperial.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Metz trip planner.

You can drive from Heidelberg to Metz in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Family-friendly places like Parc du Champ de Mars and National Museum of Natural History will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like 7eme Arrondissement and Musee de la Grande Guerre. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, steep yourself in history at Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne, make a trip to Place Vendome, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Metz to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) and Amsterdam Pipe Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like De Hallen Amsterdam and Amsterdam EXPO. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum Boerhaave (in Leiden), Museum Speelklok (in Utrecht) and Koppelpoort (in Amersfoort). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Amsterdam Canal Ring, look for gifts at SUMSUM Amsterdam, admire the masterpieces at Museum of the Canals, and admire the landmark architecture of De Gooyer Windmill.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for 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.