11 days in Amsterdam & France Itinerary

11 days in Amsterdam & France Itinerary

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11 days in Amsterdam & France Itinerary

New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
Avignon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h 45​min
New York City, United States

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. For shopping fun, head to De Negen Straatjes or De Kaaskamer. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Rembrandt House Museum, take a stroll through Red Light District, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam vacation trip planner.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Amsterdam. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Musée d'Orsay and Le Marais. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dôme Sacre Coeur.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris holiday planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a train to Avignon.

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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musée d'Orsay ©
Musée d'Orsay

1
day
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.
On the 31st (Thu), examine the collection at Musée Angladon, then take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect nights in Avignon to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cannes.

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musée Angladon ©
Musée Angladon

3
days
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Shop till you drop at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vieille Ville and Le Suquet. Change things up with these side-trips from Cannes: Nice (Avenue Jean Medecin & Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art). It doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Marché Forville and stop by Cave Riviera Cannes.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cannes sightseeing planner.

Drive from Avignon to Cannes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Avignon in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Cannes, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
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Rue d'Antibes

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