12 days in Holland, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

12 days in Holland, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

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12 days in Holland, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  3​h
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and take a stroll through De Negen Straatjes.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Luxembourg City travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites
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Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Île de la Cité. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
night
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 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then play a few rounds at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lyon trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Paris to Lyon by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

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

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Avenue Jean Medecin and then don't miss a visit to La Croisette. On your second day here, take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, stop by 1862 Wines & Spirits, then look for gifts at Lavallie Bijoux et Joaillerie, and finally stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip website .

You can do a combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lyon in January, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cannes
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La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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