15 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Phoenix, United States
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Porto-Vecchio, France
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
6
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Phoenix, United States


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2
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.
You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Stadhuis. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

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Phoenix, USA to Bruges is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Phoenix to Bruges, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 71°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
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 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, then examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, then take in the history at Omaha Beach, and finally steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of American Cemetery & Memorial, see the interesting displays at Caramels d'Isigny, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Bayeux planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Bayeux in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Omaha Beach, Caramels d'Isigny, Pointe du Hoc, American Cemetery & Memorial
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Remains Mulberry Harbour ©
Remains Mulberry Harbour
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): wander the streets of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Paris sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud, then explore the galleries of Chateau des Milandes, then contemplate the long history of Cave Dwellings, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vieux Sarlat, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, and finally Head underground at La Grotte De Domme.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planning site .

You can fly from Paris to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Sarlat-la-Caneda, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto-Vecchio.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Chateau de Beynac, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, La Grotte De Domme, Cave Dwellings
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes

1
night
Porto-Vecchio, France

Porto-Vecchio ©
Porto-Vecchio is a commune in the Corse-du-Sud department of France on the island of Corsica. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Tamaricciu Beach, then Head underground at Grottes de Bonifacio, then don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone and then contemplate the long history of Bonifacio Citadel.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto-Vecchio trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Porto-Vecchio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Porto-Vecchio, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Porto-Vecchio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bonifacio
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plage de Tamaricciu ©
plage de Tamaricciu
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Bonifacio Citadel ©
Bonifacio Citadel

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nights
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Heraclee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then see the interesting displays at Confiserie Azureenne. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, then kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Anglade.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Porto-Vecchio to Bormes-Les-Mimosas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. July in Bormes-Les-Mimosas sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Confiserie Azureenne
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

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