16 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

16 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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16 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Toulouse, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Lourdes, France
— 2 nights
train:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Fondation Bemberg, then view the masterpieces at Hotel d'Assezat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Couvent des Jacobins, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Toulouse trip planning website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Toulouse is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Toulouse is minus 6 hours. In June, Toulouse is little chillier than Jakarta - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fondation Bemberg ©
Fondation Bemberg
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin
Couvent des Jacobins ©
Couvent des Jacobins

2
nights
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Casa Natal Bernadette, appreciate the extensive heritage of Maison Paternelle De Sainte Bernadette, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, take in the spiritual surroundings of Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception., then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sanctuaire Notre-Dame, and finally see the interesting displays at Le Petit Lourdes. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Saturnin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte-Bernadette, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Ukrainienne, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotte de Massabielle.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Toulouse to Lourdes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toulouse in June, you will find days in Lourdes are little chillier (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau Fort of Lourdes ©
Chateau Fort of Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame du Rosaire

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Maincy to see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Lourdes to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then stop by The Bottle Shop, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
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 30th (Sun): examine the collection 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).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip app .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kroller-Muller Museum and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Canals area and St. John's Cathedral. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans, St. John's Cathedral, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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