5 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

5 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

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5 days in France & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

2
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.
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning website .

Amsterdam, Holland to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bayeux.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Bayeux are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Colleville-sur-Mer
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Bruges takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

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