18 days in France, The Netherlands & Brussels Itinerary

18 days in France, The Netherlands & Brussels Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
5
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 night
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights

2
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, thendon't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael, test your team's savvy at Total Xscape, thenhike along Les Balcons du Cap Roux, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Saint-Raphael is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Saint-Raphael, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in April, expect nights in Saint-Raphael to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Notre Dame d‘Afrique
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, thentake some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Massena. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, thenget to know the resident critters at Marineland, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nice journey maker website.

Getting from Saint-Raphael to Nice by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Saint-Raphael in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland
Highlights from your plan
Marineland ©
Marineland
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in April, Paris is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in April: highs in Brussels hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at HistoMobil, see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, examine the collection at Gloria Maris Schelpengalerie, thenexamine the collection at Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at De Orchideeen Hoeve.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Giethoorn trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Brussels to Giethoorn in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Giethoorn are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Museums Parks

Side Trip

De Orchideeen Hoeve
Highlights from your plan
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde
De Orchideeen Hoeve ©
De Orchideeen Hoeve
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus ©
Museum Giethoorn 't Olde Maat Uus

5
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.
Step out of Amsterdam to go to The Hague and see The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Giethoorn to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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

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