15 days in France, Lake Como & The Netherlands Itinerary

15 days in France, Lake Como & The Netherlands Itinerary

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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
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Menaggio, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris attractions website.

Tehran, Iran to Paris is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Tehran to Paris, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tehran in June, plan for much colder days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon and then stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lyon online journey planner.

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites
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Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Jean Blanc and Palmes Beach. Visit Coco Beach and Plage de Sylvabelle for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice road trip planner.

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lyon in June since evenings lows in Nice dip to 22°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Como.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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.
On the 11th (Mon), trek along Sentiero 6 - Valbasca and then look for all kinds of wild species at I Falconieri del Feudo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Como trip builder.

Traveling by car from Nice to Como takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Como dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Menaggio.

Things to do in Como

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

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nights
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. On the 12th (Tue), choose your vessel at Turati Centro Nautico Lario and then kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Onno. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have a few drinks at Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Tranquilla.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Menaggio travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Como to Menaggio in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Menaggio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Spiaggia di Onno, Spiaggia Tranquilla, Turati Centro Nautico Lario, Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
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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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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and De Duif. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Menaggio to Amsterdam with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Menaggio in June; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 23°C and lows reach 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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