10 days in Belgium, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Start: Adana, Turkey
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Lille, France
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Calais, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Ostend, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Volendam, The Netherlands
— 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, explore the galleries of Atomium, and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning tool.

Adana, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Adana in July, you will find days in Brussels are much colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then walk around Parc Mosaic.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lille day trip planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Lille in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Lille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride 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 more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Calais route planner.

Getting from Lille to Calais by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Calais can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. 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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, thendon't miss a visit to The Markt, thenexamine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planner.

You can drive from Calais to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ostend.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Nature Parks
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Beach De Haan and then learn about all things military at Atlantic Wall Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Ostend tour itinerary planning site.

Ostend is very close to Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Ostend

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach De Haan
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Atlantic Wall Museum ©
Atlantic Wall Museum

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night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Madurodam.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rotterdam trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ostend to Rotterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Madurodam
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Madurodam ©
Madurodam

2
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.
You've now added Cherry Travel & Tours to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Cherry Travel & Tours, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, thenget to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and finally admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Volendam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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night
Volendam, The Netherlands

Volendam ©
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Scheepswerf Groot, take in the views from Kwakelbrug, get engrossed in the history at Edams Museum, look for gifts at Hollandse Markt, thendon't miss a visit to Wooden Shoe Factory, and finally see the interesting displays at Mondial Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Volendam journey builder app.

Volendam is very close to Amsterdam. In July, daytime highs in Volendam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. 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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Mondial Museum ©
Mondial Museum
Scheepswerf Groot ©
Scheepswerf Groot
Kwakelbrug ©
Kwakelbrug

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