60 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

60 days in France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
1
Rouen, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
+3
Bus + Subway + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Nice, France
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Saint-Raphael, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
La Londe Les Maures, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Avignon, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 30 min
11
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
12
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Heusden-Zolder, Belgium

7
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Ecole Supérieure d'Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cimetiere Saint-Sever are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Honfleur (Saint Catherine's Catholic Church & Naturospace), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, examine the collection at Musee Flaubert et d'Histoire de la Medecine, contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, and admire the striking features of Palais de Justice.

Plan trip to Rouen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Heusden-Zolder, Belgium to Rouen is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In September, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Le Bois des Aigles, Fondation Claude Monet, Caresse de Tigre, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 8:
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

6
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer. Your inner history buff will appreciate Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau de Gratot. Change things up with these side-trips from Colleville-sur-Mer: Eglise Saint Martin (in Reville), Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare) and Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum, Ferme-Musee du Cotentin, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, see the interesting displays at World War 2 Museum, stroll through Omaha Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Grandcamp-Maisy, Coutances, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Pointe du Roc. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches and Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Musee de la ceramique (in Ger), Musee Christian Dior (in Granville) and Fougeres (Chateau de Fougeres & Eglise Saint-Sulpice de Fougeres). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, contemplate the long history of Maison de Bertrand du Guesclin, see the interesting displays at Musee du poire, and make a trip to Parc des Forges de Varenne.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel day trip app.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Granville, Fougeres, Cabane Vauban, Musee de la ceramique, Chapelle Saint-Michel
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne

9
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Cannes (Rue d'Antibes, La Croisette, &more) and Antibes (Musee Picasso, Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice online route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, Nice is somewhat warmer than Mont-Saint-Michel - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 27:
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain

3
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee des Troupes de Marine. Your inner history buff will appreciate Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: The Orange Tree Galerie (in Seillans), Les Grottes de Villecroze (in Villecroze) and Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines). The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), explore the galleries of Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, tee off at Riviera golf de Barbossi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael attractions planner.

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Saint-Raphael, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to La Londe Les Maures.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Frejus, The Orange Tree Galerie, Les Grottes de Villecroze, Lac De Sainte Croix, Riviera golf de Barbossi
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
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Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine ©
Memorial des Guerres en Indochine

2
nights
La Londe Les Maures, France

La Londe Les Maures ©
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Fort de Bregancon, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at Port de Miramar, steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, then see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame De Constance. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Village des Tortues, explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, stroll around Domaine du Rayol, then head outdoors with Plage de Saint-Clair, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Estagnol.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read La Londe Les Maures online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to La Londe Les Maures in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In September in La Londe Les Maures, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in La Londe Les Maures

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bormes-Les-Mimosas, Collobrieres, Le Village des Tortues, Plage de Saint-Clair, Le Cap Lardier
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
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Plage de l'Estagnol ©
Plage de l'Estagnol
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Confiserie Azureenne ©
Confiserie Azureenne

6
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Museum-lovers will appreciate Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Musee Granet. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau, Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, &more) and La Citadelle de Sisteron (in Sisteron). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and visit The Panier.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip builder website.

Traveling by car from La Londe Les Maures to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. October in Marseille sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, La Citadelle de Sisteron
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 8:
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

6
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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.
Visit Palais des Papes and Chateau de Lourmarin for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee du Petit Palais. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ile de la Barthelasse, steep yourself in history at Pont d'Avignon, and don't miss a visit to Place Crillon.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Avignon trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Marseille to Avignon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Avignon are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Pont du Gard, Chateau de Lourmarin, Roman Theatre of Orange, Gorges de l'Ardeche
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 14:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

4
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee De L'ecole and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Galerie 21 Toulouse (in Balma), Blagnac (Aeroscopia & Ailes Anciennes Toulouse) and Toulouse (Musee des Augustins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, view the masterpieces at Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, and examine the collection at Maison de la Truffe d'Occitanie.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip website.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Toulouse, Blagnac, Galerie 21 Toulouse, Sentier du Littoral, Musee des Arts et Traditions
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

3
nights
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Castelnaud and Moulin de la Rouzique. Visit Chateau des Milandes and Château de Biron for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Castelnaud-la-Chapelle side-trips: Maison de la Chataigne (in Villefranche-du-Perigord), Cloitre de Cadouin (in Cadouin) and Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac (in Salviac).

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Castelnaud-la-Chapelle tour builder app.

Getting from Carcassonne to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle when traveling from Carcassonne in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

L'Oustal du Perigord, Maison de la Chataigne, Le Chateau de Fenelon, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe ©
Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe

6
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Chambord, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 27:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Het Twiske. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll around Vondelpark, and then identify plant and animal life at Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 30:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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