16 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

16 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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16 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
Toronto, Canada

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary website .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Toronto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
days
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, stroll through Bois de la Cambre, examine the collection at Atomium, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

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#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum ©
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

3
days
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.
Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bruges driving holiday planning app .

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bruges

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

1
day
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then make a trip to Rue Saint-Romain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally don't miss a visit to Les Racines du Ciel.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rouen online trip builder .

Getting from Bruges to Rouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Rue Saint-Romain ©
Rue Saint-Romain

2
days
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Fantastic Attic, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, kick back and relax at Juno Beach, then head outdoors with Sword Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bayeux trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, American Cemetery & Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Sword Beach, Juno Beach
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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

3
days
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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