58 days in Switzerland, France & Holland Itinerary

58 days in Switzerland, France & Holland Itinerary

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58 days in Switzerland, France & Holland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Entrevaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + foot + train + bus:  6​h
6
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 6 nights
8
Rouen, France
— 7 nights
9
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
10
Amsterdam, Holland
— 7 nights
End: Amsterdam, Holland

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. You'll explore and learn at Swiss National Museum and Rietberg Museum. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurich James Joyce Foundation, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Zurich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Amsterdam, Holland to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Axalp, Maennlichen, Biosphaere Entlebuch, Verenaschlucht
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

7
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Palais Lascaris. Let the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and La Maison du Portal capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael), Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage) and Frejus (Scuba & Snorkeling & Base Nature Francois Leotard). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Veran, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice attractions planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Nice at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Entrevaux.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Utelle, Frejus, Coaraze
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©

3
nights
Entrevaux, France

Entrevaux ©
Entrevaux is a commune (municipality), former episcopal seat (not bishopric in title, that remained the Diocese of Glandèves) and Latin Catholic titular see in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.GeographySet on both sides of the narrow road between Annot and Puget-Théniers that runs alongside the gorge of the river Var, the medieval walled town lies in the shadow of a mountaintop citadel.HistoryFollowing incursions of Saracens and the razing of the old town of Glandèves, which became a bishopric no later then the sixth century, the more defensible site of medieval Entrevaux was founded in the 11th century on the rocky spur in an angle of the river; the oldest recorded name is Interrivos and dates from 1040.Between 1481 and 1487, Provence became a part of France.In 1536, Entrevaux fell to the troops of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, betrayed by its lord Jacques Glandeves; half the population was massacred (coll.). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux and Enceinte de Colmars. Ecomusee de la Roudoule and Maison Musee Colmars will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Vasques de la Lance (in Colmars), Reserve des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc) and Parc Alpha (in Saint Martin-Vesubie). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at canyons d'Ici et d'Ailleurs, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Minoterie, steep yourself in history at La Citadelle d'Entrevaux, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Entrevaux journey maker .

Traveling by car from Nice to Entrevaux takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Entrevaux

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Colmars, Citadelle de Mane, Presbytère, Ecomusee de la Roudoule, Parc Alpha
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:
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Reserve des Monts d'Azur ©
Reserve des Monts d'Azur
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux ©
La Citadelle d'Entrevaux
Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux ©
Moulin a farine d'Entrevaux

4
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Get some historical perspective at La Certosa di La Verne and Eglise Saint-Louis. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Automates and Confiserie Azureenne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bormes-Les-Mimosas: La Guilde des Vignerons du Thoronet (in Le Thoronet), Maison de la Ceramique Terra Rosa (in Salernes) and Vallon Sourn (in Chateauvert). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Barrage de la Verne, explore the gorgeous colors at Le Cap Lardier, and contemplate the long history of Chartreuse de la Verne.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Entrevaux to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Londe Les Maures, Collobrieres, La Guilde des Vignerons du Thoronet, Le Cap Lardier, Eglise Saint-Louis
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Confiserie Azureenne ©
Confiserie Azureenne
Notre Dame De Constance ©
Notre Dame De Constance

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Musee Granet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Aix-en-Provence's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont), La Route du Sel (in Hyeres) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring nature at The Camargue. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Calanque de Figuerolles, admire the masterpieces at Site Granet XXe, Collection Jean Planque, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Caume.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planner .

You can drive from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Aix-en-Provence in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marseille, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Scuba & Snorkeling, Mont Caume, La Calanque de Figuerolles
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Espace Musee Charles Leandre and Musee 44 La Percee du Bocage will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mont Saint-Michel and Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Prison Royale (in Tinchebray), La Roche d'Oetre (in Saint-Philbert-sur-Orne) and Les Goges de Villiers (in Saint-Ouen-le-Brisoult). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at les etangs du val de See, see the interesting displays at Musee du Poire, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Germain, and explore the historical opulence of Château d'Ô.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. In January in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei, Eglise de Menil-Gondouin, Espace Musee Charles Leandre, Le Parc-Musee du Granit
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Parc des Forges de Varenne ©
Parc des Forges de Varenne

6
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Get some historical perspective at American Cemetery & Memorial and Maison de la Liberation. Get some cultural insight at Musee de Quineville and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail), Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne) and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain (in Angoville-Au-Plain). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Domaine de Beauguillot. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Normandy Victory Museum, get engrossed in the history at Manoir de Donville, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, and identify plant and animal life at Les parcs a huitres.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Colleville-sur-Mer online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer in 2 hours. In January in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Catz, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Meautis, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 6:
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

7
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee De La Verrerie will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Chateau Du Taillis (in Duclair), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Ferme Nature Chez Poly (in Caorches-Saint-Nicolas). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, identify plant and animal life at L'Arche Feline, see the interesting displays at Musee du Peigne, and take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rouen road trip planning tool .

Drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Rouen sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

V1 Site at Val Ygot, La Fabrique des Savoirs, Les Hortillonnages d'Amiens, Hillman Site, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 13:
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Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Eiffel Tower. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry--about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, shop like a local with Le Marais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route builder tool .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

7
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Old Church (in Delft), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Haarlem (Grote Markt, Frans Hals Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, see the interesting displays at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haarlem, Old Church, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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