24 days in Holland, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

24 days in Holland, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

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24 days in Holland, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Den Burg, Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Otterlo, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Middelburg, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Paris, France
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

1
night
Den Burg, Holland

Den Burg ©
Den Burg is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. On the 26th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oudeschild, Texel, take an in-depth tour of Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel, and then get in on the family fun at Klimmen EnZo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Chocolaterie Smidt, view the masterpieces at Eiland Galerij, then cool off at Zwembad De Krim, and finally admire all the interesting features of Schapenboerderij Texel.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Den Burg planning site .

Ottawa, Canada to Den Burg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Den Burg is 6 hours. When traveling from Ottawa in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Den Burg: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Den Burg

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Texel
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Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel ©
Luchtvaart- En Oorlogsmuseum Texel
Oudeschild, Texel ©
Oudeschild, Texel
Schapenboerderij Texel ©
Schapenboerderij Texel

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Efteling and ARTIS. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Strand Egmond aan Zee in Egmond aan Zee--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, enjoy some diversion at Museumphoto, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Getting from Den Burg to Amsterdam by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Otterlo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Efteling
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Efteling ©
Efteling
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Otterlo, Holland

Otterlo
Bring the kids along to Bussloo and Apenheul. Step off the beaten path and head to Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh and Pitch&Putt Golf Bussloo. Venture out of the city with trips to Yellow Wings Flight Simulator (in Teuge) and Apeldoorn (Paleispark Het Loo & Klimbos Veluwe).

Plan trip to Otterlo with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Otterlo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Middelburg.

Things to do in Otterlo

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Apeldoorn, Wilp, Yellow Wings Flight Simulator, Golf & Businessclub de Scherpenbergh
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Bussloo
Bussloo
Apenheul ©
Apenheul
Pitch&Putt Golf Bussloo ©
Pitch&Putt Golf Bussloo

4
nights
Middelburg, Holland

Middelburg ©
Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Strand Domburg and Oostkapelle Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Boulevard van Vlissingen and Standbeeld Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter uit 1841. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Middelburg: Angelteich Vroonplas (in Renesse), Nature Reserve de Manteling (in Domburg) and Boswachterij Westerschouwen (in Westenschouwen). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vrouwenpolder Beach, stroll through Badstrand, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of Rijksmonument Kuiperspoort Middelburg.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Middelburg route builder site .

Drive from Otterlo to Middelburg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Otterlo in July, you will find days in Middelburg are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Middelburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vlissingen, Domburg, Oostkapelle Beach, Vrouwenpolder Beach, Deltawerken Oosterschelde
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Strand Domburg ©
Strand Domburg
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Badstrand ©
Badstrand

4
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Belfry of Bruges and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. You'll get in some beach time at De Panne Beach and The Dunes of Bredene. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Minnewater Lake, & more), Royal Ostend Golf Club (in De Haan) and Naaaktstrand Bredene (in Bredene). There's more to do: make a trip to Ghent City Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Ghent trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Middelburg to Ghent in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Middelburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ghent, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bruges, Bredene, Royal Ostend Golf Club, De Panne Beach
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Naaaktstrand Bredene ©
Naaaktstrand Bredene

6
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.
Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris travel route website .

Traveling by car from Ghent to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Ghent, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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