20 days in France, Holland & Belgium Itinerary

20 days in France, Holland & Belgium Itinerary

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20 days in France, Holland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  7​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Breda, Holland
— 1 night
train:  7​h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  8​h
4
Mons, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Saint-Quentin, France
— 1 night
train:  8​h
6
Compiegne, France
— 1 night
train:  8​h
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
8
Orleans, France
— 1 night
train:  8​h
9
Tours, France
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
10
Poitiers, France
— 1 night
train:  8​h
11
Angouleme, France
— 1 night
train:  8​h
12
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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 Vondelpark, Dam Square, Zaanse Schans, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Jordaan and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Amsterdam, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Breda.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molenmuseum de Valk, Grote Markt, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

1
night
Breda, Holland

Breda
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Breda route website .

Getting from Amsterdam to Breda by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Breda, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Brussels on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Breda

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

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.
To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Breda to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Mons.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Mons, Belgium

Mons
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mons online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Mons takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off toSaint-Quentin.

Things to do in Mons

Outdoors Museums Parks

1
night
Saint-Quentin, France

Saint-Quentin ©
Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Quentin trip site .

Traveling by car from Mons to Saint-Quentin takes 1.5 hours. June in Saint-Quentin sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Compiegne.

Things to do in Saint-Quentin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilique de Saint-Quentin ©
Basilique de Saint-Quentin

1
night
Compiegne, France

Compiegne
Compiègne is a commune in the Oise department in northern France. For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Compiegne trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Saint-Quentin to Compiegne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Compiegne are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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.
On the 21st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Compiegne to Paris by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Orleans.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Orleans, France

Orleans ©
Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111km southwest of Paris. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orleans holiday builder app .

You can take a train from Paris to Orleans in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tours.

Things to do in Orleans

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Galerie le Garage ©
Galerie le Garage

2
nights
Tours, France

Tours ©
Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): go for a walk through Place Plumereau.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tours trip maker .

Take a train from Orleans to Tours in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Tours are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Poitiers.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Amboise
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Royal d'Amboise ©
Chateau Royal d'Amboise
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

1
night
Poitiers, France

Poitiers
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Poitiers trip planner.

Getting from Tours to Poitiers by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Poitiers are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Angouleme.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites

1
night
Angouleme, France

Angouleme ©
Angoulême is a commune, the capital of the Charente department, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Angoumoisins or Angoumoisines.Located on a plateau overlooking a meander of the Charente River, the city is nicknamed the "balcony of the southwest". To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Angouleme trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Poitiers to Angouleme in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Angouleme

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eglise Saint-Andre ©
Eglise Saint-Andre
Chocolaterie Duceau ©
Chocolaterie Duceau

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pey-Berland Tower, then admire the striking features of La Cite du Vin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip planner.

You can take a train from Angouleme to Bordeaux in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Pey-Berland Tower ©
Pey-Berland Tower

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