15 days in France, Lake Como & Holland Itinerary

15 days in France, Lake Como & Holland Itinerary

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15 days in France, Lake Como & Holland Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Lyon, France
— Few hours
tram + Fly:  3​h
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
4
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Menaggio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  9​h 30​min
End: Tehran, Iran

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Catacombs of Paris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip builder tool .

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Tehran in June: highs in Paris hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon and then ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip builder site .

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Zoos & Aquariums Trails Parks
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Croisette and Rue d'Antibes. Relax by the water at Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage des Esclamandes. Venture out of the city with trips to Plage de Jean Blanc (in Le Lavandou) and Palmes Beach (in Menton). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage de Sylvabelle, Palmes Beach
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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night
Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and then stroll through I Falconieri del Feudo.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Como sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Como takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Como when traveling from Nice in June, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Menaggio.

Things to do in Como

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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I Falconieri del Feudo ©
I Falconieri del Feudo

3
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Menaggio, Italy

Menaggio ©
Menaggio is a town and comune in the province of Como, Lombardy, northern Italy, located on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the river Senagra.Menaggio has three frazioni (parishes): Croce, Loveno and Nobiallo.HistoryThe area of current Menaggio was conquered by the Romans in 196 BC. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario and then stroll through Spiaggia di Onno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Menaggio tour site .

You can drive from Como to Menaggio in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Menaggio are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Menaggio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Spiaggia di Onno
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Turati Centro Nautico Lario ©
Turati Centro Nautico Lario
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar ©
Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
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 The Jordaan and Begijnhof. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Menaggio to Amsterdam. Traveling from Menaggio in June, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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