11 days in France, Bruges & Antwerp Itinerary

11 days in France, Bruges & Antwerp Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 1 day
2
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
— 1 night
3
Giverny, France
— Few hours
4
Rouen, France
— 1 night
5
Ville de Lisieux, France
— 1 day
6
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
7
Etretat, France
— 1 night
8
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
9
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. In June, Paris is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Auvers-sur-Oise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Auvers-sur-Oise ©
Auvers-sur-Oise is a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Your day by day itinerary now includes Maison de van Gogh, Maison du Docteur Gachet and Musee Daubigny. On the 29th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Musee Daubigny, see the interesting displays at Maison de van Gogh, then contemplate the long history of Maison du Docteur Gachet, then don't miss a visit to Tombe de Vincent van Gogh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Auvers-sur-Oise driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Paris to Auvers-sur-Oise by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Auvers-sur-Oise

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tombe de Vincent van Gogh ©
Tombe de Vincent van Gogh
Musee Daubigny ©
Musee Daubigny
Maison du Docteur Gachet ©
Maison du Docteur Gachet

few
hours
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Giverny visit planning app.

You can drive from Auvers-sur-Oise to Giverny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen as well as Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. On the 30th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rouen travel planning website.

You can drive from Giverny to Rouen in an hour. Another option is to take a train. June in Rouen sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

1
day
Ville de Lisieux, France

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carmel De Lisieux, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux and Sanctuaire Sainte Therese. On the 30th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carmel De Lisieux, then don't miss a visit to Sanctuaire Sainte Therese, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ville de Lisieux tour planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Ville de Lisieux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Ville de Lisieux are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Carmel De Lisieux ©
Carmel De Lisieux
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux ©
Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Lisieux

1
night
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Musee D-Day Omaha, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, then pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Ville de Lisieux to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Musee D-Day Omaha
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee D-Day Omaha ©
Musee D-Day Omaha

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Le Clos Arsene Lupin, get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then take in the dramatic natural features at L'Aiguille Creuse.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Etretat vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Etretat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Etretat, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chemin des Douaniers ©
Chemin des Douaniers
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Porte d’Aval ©
Porte d’Aval

1
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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planner.

You can drive from Etretat to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk ©
Brugge Sint Jacobskerk
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 5th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

Plan a Antwerp trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Antwerp, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): wander the streets of Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then stroll through Paris Plage.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning site.

You can take a train from Antwerp to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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