11 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Amsterdam Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Lyon, France
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
5
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, take a stroll through Le Marais, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Houston to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in December, you will find days in Paris are colder (45°F), and nights are a bit cooler (35°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, then see the interesting displays at Musée Miniature et Cinéma, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau and 72% pétanque - Philippe Chailloux. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence), Carrieres de Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Chateau Calissanne (in Lancon-Provence). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Panier, take in the waterfront at Old Port, and explore the striking landscape at Calanques.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip builder.

Take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in December, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (53°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Carrieres des Lumieres, Chateau Calissanne, Cours Mirabeau, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Calanques
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau ©
Calanques ©
Calanques
Cours Mirabeau ©
Cours Mirabeau

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 26th (Tue), take a stroll through La Croisette and then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue d'Antibes. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Beach, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and then wander the streets of Le Suquet.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cannes
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet
Blue Beach ©
Blue Beach

2
nights
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Casino Square, then see the interesting displays at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Monte-Carlo tour planner.

Monte-Carlo is very close to Nice. In December, daily temperatures in Monte-Carlo can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino Square ©
Casino Square

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 29th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Museumfoto and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Natura Artis Magistra. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Begijnhof and then kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary maker.

You can fly from Monte-Carlo to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in December, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 43°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Strand Egmond aan Zee
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
Museumphoto ©
Museumphoto

Similar Plans

14 days in Paris BY A USER FROM EGYPT March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Chamonix & Paris BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Paris BY A USER FROM IRAQ March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Paris & Normandy BY A USER FROM IRAQ March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Monaco, Normandy & Paris BY A USER FROM IRAQ March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Paris BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Paris BY A USER FROM QATAR July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Paris BY A USER FROM EGYPT March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Amsterdam BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Paris & Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans