16 days in Belgium, Paris & Holland Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, Paris & Holland Itinerary

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16 days in Belgium, Paris & Holland Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Groningen, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Seine River. Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris attractions app .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mauritius Time (MUT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Chamarel in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Paris. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

1
night
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 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Walburgakerk.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Sint-Walburgakerk ©
Sint-Walburgakerk

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 17th (Sat), take a stroll through Zurenborg.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Antwerp sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

1
night
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Antwerp to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toGroningen.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

4
nights
Groningen, Holland

Groningen ©
Groningen is the main municipality as well as the capital city of the eponymous province in the Netherlands. Get a sense of the local culture at Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden and Hoofdstation Groningen. Step out of Groningen with an excursion to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden in Sint Jansklooster--about 1h 20 min away.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Groningen day trip tool .

You can drive from Rotterdam to Groningen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Groningen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll set off for Amsterdam on the 23rd (Fri).

Things to do in Groningen

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Jordaan and Thorbeckeplein.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Groningen to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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