15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
5
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
6
Nice, France
— 3 nights

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, thensee the interesting displays at Friet Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, thencontemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Bruges sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Atomium, thenexplore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de la Cambre, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), thensee the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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 24th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet, thencontemplate the long history of Palace of Versailles, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Paris sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Laser game Evolution, thensteep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Mystery Games. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Michel Church, take a memorable drive along Calanque de Port-Miou, take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, thensee the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Marseille: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Cassis, Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution, Montagne Sainte Victoire
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Vieille Ville, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, thenmake a trip to Place Massena, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nice online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Nice can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

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