12 days in France, Amsterdam & Cinque Terre Itinerary

12 days in France, Amsterdam & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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12 days in France, Amsterdam & Cinque Terre Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  18 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  8 h 30 min
4
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  25 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam vacation site .

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. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in March; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Ukrainienne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de l'Adoration..

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lourdes day trip site .

You can fly from Paris to Lourdes in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In March in Lourdes, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites
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Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio, don't miss a visit to Santuario di Soviore, and then do a tasting at Cinque Terre Walk and Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Terra di Bargon and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Lourdes to Cinque Terre in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Nature Parks Wineries
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Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre ©
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
Santuario di Soviore ©
Santuario di Soviore
Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio ©

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