13 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

13 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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13 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
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip builder .

Mumbai, India to Bormes-Les-Mimosas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bormes-Les-Mimosas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in September, things will get little chillier in Bormes-Les-Mimosas: highs are around 29°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can 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
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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 28th (Sat), stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Musee D-Day Omaha, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take in the history at Omaha Beach, see the interesting displays at Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux), then view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Baron Gerard, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux tour planner.

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. Traveling from Bormes-Les-Mimosas in September, expect Bayeux to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

American Cemetery & Memorial, Musee D-Day Omaha, Omaha Beach
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, wander the streets of Le Marais, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

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You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Brussels sightseeing tool .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Brussels hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough 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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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 3rd (Thu), don't miss a visit to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, contemplate the long history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally stop by Chocolates & Happiness.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bruges journey builder .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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.
Visit World Heritage Kinderdijk and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. The Jordaan and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel planning tool .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

World Heritage Kinderdijk, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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