15 days in Holland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Holland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Holland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly + Drive:  24​h
1
Schiermonnikoog, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Terschelling, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
De Cocksdorp, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius


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1
night
Schiermonnikoog, Holland

Schiermonnikoog ©
Schiermonnikoog is an island, a municipality, and a national park in the northern Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vredenhof, then examine the collection at Shellmuseum, then stroll through Het Bouwe Hoekstrapad, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Hijrre Pottenbakkerij, don't miss a visit to Gallery Ogygia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oosterstrand.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Schiermonnikoog trip builder website .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Schiermonnikoog is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Chamarel to Schiermonnikoog, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Schiermonnikoog is little chillier than Chamarel - with highs of 22°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Terschelling.

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Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog ©
Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog
Vredenhof ©
Vredenhof
Oosterstrand ©
Oosterstrand

1
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Terschelling, Holland

Terschelling ©
One of the Frisian Islands, Terschelling contains a large nature reserve and lives off its tourist appeal.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Groene strand, look for gifts at De Boekenboer, and then see the interesting displays at Wrakkenmuseum. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Janskerk Hoorn Terschelling, look for all kinds of wild species at Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat, take some stellar pictures from Bunkers Terschelling, then get engrossed in the history at Museum 't Behouden Huys, and finally enjoy the sea views from Brandaris.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Terschelling trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Schiermonnikoog to Terschelling. In August in Terschelling, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to De Cocksdorp.

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Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat ©
Dark Sky Park de Boschplaat
Groene strand ©
Groene strand
De Boekenboer ©
De Boekenboer

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De Cocksdorp, Holland

De Cocksdorp ©
De Cocksdorp is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 17th (Sat), play a few rounds at Golfbaan De Texelse, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Texel, and then stroll through Vuurtorenweg Texel Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read De Cocksdorp day trip app .

Getting from Terschelling to De Cocksdorp by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August in De Cocksdorp, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

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Golfbaan De Texelse ©
Golfbaan De Texelse
Lighthouse Texel ©
Lighthouse Texel

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vondelpark, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planner.

You can drive from De Cocksdorp to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Brugse Vrije, then don't miss a visit to Burg Square, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Meetjeslandse Kreken.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

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Meetjeslandse Kreken
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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nights
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 22nd (Thu): admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza. On the next day, make a trip to Grand Place, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Atomium.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

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Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 24th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally head off the coast to Île de la Cité. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planning site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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