17 days in Paris, Holland & Accra Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Holland & Accra Itinerary

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17 days in Paris, Holland & Accra Itinerary

Start: Accra, Ghana
Fly:  15​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Callantsoog, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Texel, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Sint Jansklooster, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Oisterwijk, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
7
Accra, Ghana
— 1 day
End: Accra, Ghana

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing site .

Accra, Ghana to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Accra to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Accra in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Caresse de Tigre, Le Bois des Aigles
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Take a break from the city and head to Zandvoort aan Zee and Zandmotor. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Scheveningen Beach (in Scheveningen) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Callantsoog.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

1
night
Callantsoog, Holland

Callantsoog ©
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Callantsoog Beach, kick back and relax at Strand Camperduin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkere Duinen.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Callantsoog trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Callantsoog takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Callantsoog are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Texel.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Strand Camperduin, Donkere Duinen
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Strand Camperduin ©
Strand Camperduin
Callantsoog Beach ©
Callantsoog Beach
Donkere Duinen ©
Donkere Duinen

1
night
Texel, Holland

Texel ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at De Hoge Berg, explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Utopia.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Texel trip builder site .

Drive from Callantsoog to Texel in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sint Jansklooster.

Things to do in Texel

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

De Hoge Berg
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Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
De Hoge Berg ©
De Hoge Berg

1
night
Sint Jansklooster, Holland

Sint Jansklooster ©
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the activities along De Wieden and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sint Jansklooster trip planner.

Traveling by car from Texel to Sint Jansklooster takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sint Jansklooster can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Oisterwijk.

Things to do in Sint Jansklooster

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
De Wieden ©
De Wieden

2
nights
Oisterwijk, Holland

Oisterwijk ©
Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied De Moerputten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Het Bossche Broek, and then get lost in a book at DePetrus. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, look for all kinds of wild species at Regte Heide & Riels Laag, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint Salvatorkapel.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oisterwijk trip planner.

Drive from Sint Jansklooster to Oisterwijk in 2 hours. In January in Oisterwijk, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Accra.

Things to do in Oisterwijk

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Den Bosch, DePetrus, Sint Salvatorkapel, Regte Heide & Riels Laag
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Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen ©
Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
Regte Heide & Riels Laag ©
Regte Heide & Riels Laag
DePetrus ©
DePetrus

1
day
Accra, Ghana

Accra ©
On a tour of Accra, you can experience the vivacious and dynamic atmosphere of Ghana's sprawling capital city, a commercial and tourist hub of the region.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Loom and then admire the natural beauty at Legon Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Accra road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oisterwijk to Accra. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oisterwijk to Accra. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Oisterwijk in January: high temperatures in Accra hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Accra

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Legon Botanical Gardens
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Legon Botanical Gardens ©
Legon Botanical Gardens
The Loom ©
The Loom

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