15 days in Ghent & France Itinerary

15 days in Ghent & France Itinerary

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15 days in Ghent & France Itinerary

Start: Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
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Annecy, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
La Palud sur Verdon, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Dijon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Ghent, Belgium
— Few hours
End: Ghent, Belgium

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ghent day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Ostend-Bruges International Airport and Brussels South Charleroi Airport. In July, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Colmar on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Ghent

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town as well as La montagne des singes. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at La montagne des singes, admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden, and then don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colmar trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ghent to Colmar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ghent in July: highs in Colmar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 16°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La montagne des singes
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La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Family-friendly places like Plage de Conjux and Plages de Saint Jorioz will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lac d'Annecy and La Vieille Ville. Venture out of the city with trips to Barrage et Site de Roselend (in Areches) and Abbaye d'Hautecombe (in Saint-Pierre-de-Curtille). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Fier, and step off the mainland to explore Ile des Cygnes.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Annecy trip planner .

You can drive from Colmar to Annecy in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for La Palud sur Verdon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Fier, Aiguille du Midi, Plages de Saint Jorioz, Plage de la Brune, Plage de Conjux
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Barrage et Site de Roselend ©
Barrage et Site de Roselend

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La Palud sur Verdon, France

La Palud sur Verdon ©
We've included these beaches for you: Route des Cretes La Palud and Verdon Escalade. Take a break from the city and head to Les Gorges du Verdon and Point Sublime. Venture out of the city with trips to Musee de la distillerie (in Barreme), Notre Dame de Beauvoir (in Moustiers Sainte-Marie) and Comps-sur-Artuby (Eglise Sainte-Philomene & Chapelle Saint-Didier).

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read La Palud sur Verdon trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Annecy to La Palud sur Verdon in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Annecy in July: highs in La Palud sur Verdon hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. You'll set off for Dijon on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in La Palud sur Verdon

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Comps-sur-Artuby, Musee de la distillerie, Notre Dame de Beauvoir, Les Gorges du Verdon, Point Sublime
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Route des Cretes La Palud ©
Route des Cretes La Palud
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
Notre Dame de Beauvoir ©
Notre Dame de Beauvoir

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Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon, then contemplate the long history of Maison Milliere, then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dijon trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from La Palud sur Verdon to Dijon by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from La Palud sur Verdon in July, expect Dijon to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 17°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Dijon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Beaune
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Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon ©
Paroisse Notre-Dame De Dijon

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ghent vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dijon to Ghent takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dijon in July, expect nights in Ghent to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Ghent

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