9 days in South of France & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in South of France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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9 days in South of France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
2
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Calvi, France
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Atlanta, United States

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Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of SARL DU SANCTUAIRE, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Piétat, and then identify plant and animal life at Dungeon of Eagles.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lourdes trip planner .

Atlanta, USA to Lourdes is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In April, Lourdes is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 61°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dungeon of Eagles, Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, Chapelle de Piétat
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Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Chapelle de Piétat ©
Chapelle de Piétat
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 23rd (Tue), take a stroll through Carcassonne Medieval City, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then don't miss a visit to Cité de Carcassonne, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip maker tool .

Getting from Lourdes to Carcassonne Center by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Carcassonne Center, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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Calvi, France

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then get outside with Wild Machja.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Calvi trip planner .

Getting from Carcassonne Center to Calvi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Calvi can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Wild Machja ©
Wild Machja

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the world behind art at Palais Lascaris. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice route planner .

Fly from Calvi to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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Amsterdam, Holland

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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then make a trip to Anne Frank House. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can fly from Nice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nice in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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