16 days in The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Vlissingen, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Texel, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through Leidseplein, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brouwersgracht.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Amsterdam trip simple and quick.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam. In October, Amsterdam is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vlissingen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Vlissingen, The Netherlands

Vlissingen ©
Vlissingen is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bizarium and Watersnoodmuseum. We've included these beaches for you: Oostkapelle Beach and Strand Domburg. When in Vlissingen, make a side trip to see Stadshaven Goes in Goes, approximately 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) and get great views at Standbeeld Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter uit 1841.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Vlissingen online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Vlissingen in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Vlissingen

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Watersnoodmuseum, Oostkapelle Beach, Bizarium, Lighthouse Westkapelle (high), Stadshaven Goes
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Bizarium ©
Bizarium
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Watersnoodmuseum ©
Watersnoodmuseum

3
nights
Texel, The Netherlands

Texel ©
Get some cultural insight at Marinemuseum and Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui. We've included these beaches for you: Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach. Go for a jaunt from Texel to Den Helder to see Fort Kijkduin (Museum and Aquarium) about 58 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Texel online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Vlissingen to Texel in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.

Things to do in Texel

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oudeschild, Den Helder
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Marinemuseum ©
Marinemuseum
Kaap Skil, Museum van Jutters & Zeelui ©
Shipwreck and Beachcombing Museum Flora ©

2
nights
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frans Hals Museum and Cathedral of Saint Bavo. Step out of Haarlem with an excursion to Strand Egmond aan Zee in Egmond aan Zee--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, admire the masterpieces at De Vishal, examine the collection at The Corrie ten Boom House, and don't miss a visit to Hofje van Bakenes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Haarlem trip planner.

Getting from Texel to Haarlem by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Haarlem

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) ©
Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)

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 22nd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Haarlem to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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