30 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & France Itinerary

30 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & France Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge) and Bruges (Tolhuis, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and admire the natural beauty at Castle of Laeken.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning app.

Milan, Italy to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get some cultural insight at Graslei and Korenlei and Museum Dr. Guislain. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Voor Schone Kunsten and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more) and Hoogstraten (Sint Katharinakerk, Beguinage, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, and steep yourself in history at Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Molen De Adriaan Museum, The Corrie ten Boom House, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antwerp in June, plan for little chillier days in Amsterdam, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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The Hague, The Netherlands

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Church and Maria van Jessekerk. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Take a break from The Hague with a short trip to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, make a trip to Saturday Flea Market, examine the collection at Science Centre Delft, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our The Hague online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in The Hague sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lille, France

Cultural Heart of Northern France

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. You'll explore and learn at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Musee Jean & Denise Letaille. Venture out of the city with trips to Ancre British Cemetery (in Beaumont-Hamel), Tank Corps Memorial (in Pozieres) and Guillemont Road Cemetery (in Guillemont). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Australian National Memorial, learn about all things military at La Coupole, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Christophe, and examine the collection at Musee de la Vie Rurale.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lille vacation planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Lille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Champs-Elysees. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (Ancien Hopital Royal, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lille to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Belgium travel guide

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A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

France travel guide

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France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.