22 days in Nazare, South of France & Amsterdam Itinerary

22 days in Nazare, South of France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Drive to Nazare
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Nazare, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela Airport), Fly to Carcassonne
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Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Nazare, Portugal

— 5 nights
Nazaré is a town and a municipality in subregion Oeste and Leiria District, in Portugal.It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. Venture out of the city with trips to Obidos (Livraria de Santiago, Santuario do Senhor Jesus da Pedra, &more) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Quinta dos Capuchos and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermida da Memoria.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nazare trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Nazare is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Minneapolis to Nazare, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get a bit warmer in Nazare: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Nazare

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Carcassonne, France

— 2 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
On the 8th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St. Vincent, take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, then admire the natural beauty at Place Gambetta, and finally learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Carcassonne Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and finally don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Caunes Minervois.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne online tour itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nazare to Carcassonne. The time zone difference when traveling from Nazare to Carcassonne is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Carcassonne can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Marseille.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Parks
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Marseille, France

— 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 10th (Sun), visit The Panier, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Marseille, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

Hyeres, France

— 2 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Presqu'ile de Giens, then hike along Sentier du Littoral de la Presqu'ile de Giens, then hike along Sentier Jean Francois Jube, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau de la Clapiere. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Dune La Londe, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Trophyme, and then stroll through Randonnee Bormes-les-Mimosas.

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Getting from Marseille to Hyeres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hyeres are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Musee Picasso in Antibes (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip maker tool.

You can drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & Japanese Garden), Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft) and Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Nice to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 59°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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