22 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

22 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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22 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  11​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lourmarin, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Avignon, France
— 6 nights
Bus:  1​h
6
Gordes, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Les Baux de Provence, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  30​min
8
Arles, France
— Few hours
Train:  1​h 30​min
9
Cassis, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Ferry:  12​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

4
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour builder .

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (The Markt, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Atomium.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels tour planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Brussels to Annecy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in October, you will find days in Annecy are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 22nd (Tue), you'll travel to Lourmarin.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Lourmarin, France

Lourmarin ©
Lourmarin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Lourmarin and then relax in the rural setting at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lourmarin travel route website .

You can drive from Annecy to Lourmarin in 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Annecy in October: high temperatures in Lourmarin hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Lourmarin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Highlights from your plan
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

6
nights
Avignon, France

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard), Vaison la Romaine (in Vaison-la-Romaine) and Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, don't miss a visit to Street of Dyers (Rue de Teinturiers), take in nature's colorful creations at Rocher des Doms, and sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Avignon trip planner.

Getting from Lourmarin to Avignon by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gordes.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cascades du Sautadet, Vaison la Romaine, Haribo Museum, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

1
night
Gordes, France

Gordes ©
Gordes is a commune in the Vaucluse département in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Sentier des Ocres, and then explore the ancient world of Village des Bories.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gordes trip simple and quick.

Drive from Avignon to Gordes in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Les Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Gordes

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Le Sentier des Ocres ©
Le Sentier des Ocres
Village des Bories ©
Village des Bories

3
nights
Les Baux de Provence, France

Les Baux de Provence ©
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Change things up with a short trip to Fontaine Moussue in Salon-de-Provence (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, steep yourself in history at Site Archeologique de Glanum, experience rural life at Moulin à Huile d' Olive du Calanquet, and do a tasting at Mas de la Dame.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Les Baux de Provence trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gordes to Les Baux de Provence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Les Baux de Provence sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Arles.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Fontaine Moussue, Chateau de Tarascon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Eglise St-Vincent ©
Eglise St-Vincent

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hours
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eglise St-Trophime and then contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Arles trip maker .

Arles is very close to Les Baux de Provence. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cassis.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

3
nights
Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, then take in the waterfront at Port de Cassis, and then stop by Pastis Et Compagnie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Place Baragnon, then head outdoors with Cape Canaille, then take in the pleasant sights at Calanque de Port-Miou, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cassis trip planner .

Getting from Arles to Cassis by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Cassis, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cassis

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cape Canaille ©
Cape Canaille
Calanques ©
Calanques
Calanque de Port-Miou ©
Calanque de Port-Miou

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