56 days in France, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

56 days in France, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 10 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Cauterets, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 16 nights

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get some cultural insight at Palais Lascaris and Vieille Ville. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lérins Islands and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Antibes (Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, Le Nomade, &more), Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup) and St-Paul-de-Vence (Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, Saint-Paul de Vence, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, visit Le Suquet, and see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall.

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands to Nice is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Apeldoorn in March, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cimetiere de la Treille will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Cassis (Trolib & Peche. Calanques. Com), Sentier du Littoral (in Six-Fours-les-Plages) and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, examine the collection at Fondation Vasarely, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Marseille

Side Trips

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Trolib
4.7
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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

2
nights
Cauterets, France

Cauterets ©
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Caminando. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Templiers.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cauterets road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Marseille to Cauterets in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cauterets

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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Must see
Caminando
4.9

7
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Eglise Notre-Dame En Sa Nativite (in Voisins-le-Bretonneux) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Cauterets to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Red Star Line Museum, MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels holiday planner.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in March, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Belgian Comic Strip Center
2.7
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World heritage site
Grand Place
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Atomium
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Groeningemuseum and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Graslei and Korenlei, &more) and Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
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Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
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World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Frans Hals Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and De Duif. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar), Calidris Birdsafaries (in Texel) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Madurodam, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder website.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Rijksmuseum
4.6

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