26 days in France, Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

26 days in France, Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

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26 days in France, Amsterdam & Rotterdam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Saint-Raphael, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cassis, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Cannes (La Croisette & Rue d'Antibes), St-Paul-de-Vence (La Petite Cave de Saint Paul & Saint-Paul de Vence) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nice tour itinerary maker .

Mumbai, India to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Nice is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, you will find days in Nice are much colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, St-Paul-de-Vence, Chapelle des Penitents Blancs, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

7
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Get out of town with these interesting Saint-Raphael side-trips: Brocante Au Bucheron (in Saint-Aygulf), Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines) and Parc Zoologique de Frejus (in Frejus).

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in December, expect little chillier with lows of 2°C in Saint-Raphael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Brocante Au Bucheron, Lac De Sainte Croix, Les Gorges du Verdon
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, examine the collection at Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then go for a walk through St. Tropez Harbor. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Cap Taillat, stroll through Plage de l'Escalet, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Saint-Tropez takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cassis.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Port Grimaud
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Cap Taillat ©
Cap Taillat

3
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Calanques, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Cassis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Montagne Sainte Victoire, then get outside with Cape Canaille, and then get great views at Calanque de Port-Miou.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cassis trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cassis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Route des Cretes, Montagne Sainte Victoire
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Calanques ©
Calanques
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through The Jordaan, then stroll around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), don't miss a visit to Royal Palace Amsterdam, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cassis to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cassis in December: highs in Amsterdam hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

4
nights
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Step out of Rotterdam with an excursion to Efteling in Kaatsheuvel--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus, take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, and get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam day trip planner.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

The Hague, Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

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