12 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

12 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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12 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 1 day
+2
bus + Fly + train:  7​h
2
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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day
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at La plage, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Bormes-Les-Mimosas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bormes-Les-Mimosas. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get a bit cooler in Bormes-Les-Mimosas: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Le Lavandou
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La plage ©
La plage
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, then contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, then contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Bayeux in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in September, with highs in Bayeux at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Omaha Beach
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial

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.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip planner .

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels route builder tool .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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nights
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 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Beguinage (Begijnhof). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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