10 days in Belgium, France & Holland Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, France & Holland Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium, France & Holland Itinerary

Start: Adana, Turkey
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
2
Lille, France
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Calais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Ostend, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Volendam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Adana, Turkey

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then make a trip to Atomium, and then don't miss a visit to Grand Place.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online trip planner .

Adana, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Adana to Brussels, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adana in July, expect nights in Brussels to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
night
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 3rd (Wed), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then stroll around Parc Mosaic.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Calais.

Things to do in Lille

Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Parc Mosaic
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Parc Mosaic ©
Parc Mosaic
Room Escape Games

few
hours
Calais, France

Calais
Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Calais trip maker site .

You can take a train from Lille to Calais in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Calais, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll set off for Bruges on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Calais

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bruges online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Calais to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Ostend.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Nature Parks
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

1
night
Ostend, Belgium

Ostend ©
Known as the City by the Sea, Ostend represents not only a seaside resort, but also a destination for history lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at De Haan beach and then brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Ostend day trip tool .

Ostend is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In July in Ostend, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Ostend

Outdoors Beaches Museums

Side Trip

De Haan beach
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 6th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Madurodam.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip planning site .

Getting from Ostend to Rotterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Cherry Travel & Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): go all around town with Cherry Travel & Tours, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner .

You can take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Zoos & Aquariums
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Cherry Travel & Tours ©
Cherry Travel & Tours
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

1
night
Volendam, Holland

Volendam ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Scheepswerf Groot, take in the views from Kwakelbrug, take an in-depth tour of Edams Museum, stop by Hollandse Markt, then make a trip to Wooden Shoe Factory, and finally examine the collection at Mondial Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Volendam day trip planning tool .

Volendam is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. July in Volendam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Volendam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Edam
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Edams Museum ©
Edams Museum
Kwakelbrug ©
Kwakelbrug
Scheepswerf Groot ©
Scheepswerf Groot

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