17 days in France, Holland & Brussels Itinerary

17 days in France, Holland & Brussels Itinerary

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17 days in France, Holland & Brussels Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Rotterdam, Holland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Avignon, France
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  6​h
6
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
train:  4​h
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waterlooplein Market as well as ARTIS. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then stroll around Vondelpark, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Royal Palace Amsterdam, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then look for gifts at Waterlooplein Market, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In August, Amsterdam is much colder than New Delhi - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kijk-Kubus as well as World Heritage Kinderdijk. On the 15th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, then buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, then see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Euromast.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rotterdam trip planner.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Kijk-Kubus ©
Kijk-Kubus
Euromast ©
Euromast
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Minnewater Lake, Sint-Janshuismolen, The Markt, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Fri), make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then make a trip to The Markt, then admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Janshuismolen, and finally explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels route maker tool .

Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes La Croisette, Juan les Pins Main Beach, Old Town, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin exotique d'Eze, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Juan les Pins Main Beach, and finally take a stroll through La Croisette.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip website .

You can fly from Brussels to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Antibes, La Croisette, Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

2
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardins de la Fontaine, La Maison Carree, Arenes de Nimes, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, then snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, and then admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms. On the next day, take in the views from Pont du Gard, then see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, then pause for some photo ops at La Maison Carree, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardins de la Fontaine.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avignon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Avignon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nice in August, Avignon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nimes, Pont du Gard
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Arenes de Nimes ©
Arenes de Nimes

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion as well as Chateau Cantenac. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to The Water Mirror, make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale), then explore the galleries of La Cite du Vin, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip maker site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Avignon to Bordeaux in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in August, you will find days in Bordeaux are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale) ©
Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral

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 Disneyland Paris as well as Palace of Versailles. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool .

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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