29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

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29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Breda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Milly-la-Foret, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Rennes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Dunkirk, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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1
night
Breda, The Netherlands

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. On the 1st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Kasteel Bouvigne, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then steep yourself in history at Spanjaardsgat. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Breda online trip builder.

Amsterdam to Breda is an approximately 1,5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In mei, daytime highs in Breda are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Breda

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Den Bosch, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Grote Markt and Red Star Line Museum. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Our Lady and Fort Van Duffel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, contemplate the long history of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and don't miss a visit to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel.

To plan Antwerp vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Breda to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. In mei, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Van Duffel, St. Rumbold's Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Step off the beaten path and head to The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and In Flanders Fields Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Hooge Crater museum (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, take a leisurely stroll along Rozenhoedkaai, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In mei in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Tyne Cot Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©

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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.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Jacobskerk, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of St Michael's Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ghent online journey planner.

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In mei in Ghent, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and MOOF Museum. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels route planner.

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in mei, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee Marmottan Monet and Atelier des Lumieres. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and visit Ile Saint-Louis.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online travel planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. mei in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Milly-la-Foret.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee Marmottan Monet ©
Musee Marmottan Monet
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Milly-la-Foret, France

Milly-la-Foret ©
Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.GeologyThe Forest of Fontainebleau in the western end of which Milly-la-Forêt lies, is composed of the Oligocene Fontainebleau sands, which are a marine deposit, laid down in an intertidal zone.HistoryMilly-la-Forêt is the probable birthplace of Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram; in about 640.Origin of the place nameThe first name of this domaine was called Maurillac in Gaul, Mauriliaco on a merovingien coin, became Maureliacum, Melliacum in 667, Milliacum in Latin. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Les Delices Fromagers, then see the interesting displays at Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie, then examine the collection at Maison de Jean Cocteau, and finally explore the galleries of Espace Culturel Paul Bedu.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Milly-la-Foret road trip planning app.

You can drive from Paris to Milly-la-Foret in an hour. In mei, daily temperatures in Milly-la-Foret can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Milly-la-Foret

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie
Highlights from your plan
Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie ©
Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie
Maison de Jean Cocteau ©
Maison de Jean Cocteau
Espace Culturel Paul Bedu ©
Espace Culturel Paul Bedu

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nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Pey-Berland Tower. Let the collections at Musee d'Aquitaine and Musee du Vin et du Negoce capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bordeaux: Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes), Chateau Cantenac (in Saint-Emilion) and La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

Find out how to plan Bordeaux trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milly-la-Foret to Bordeaux. mei in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, La ville d'Hiver, Amphitheatre de Saintes
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 21st (Thu), wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Pierre, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Cite Medievale de Guerande, wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chronographe.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nantes attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Bordeaux to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In mei in Nantes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Nantes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cite Medievale de Guerande
Highlights from your plan
Village de Trentemoult ©
Village de Trentemoult
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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nights
Rennes, France

Rennes
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Get some cultural insight at Pointe du Grouin and Chateau de Fougeres. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort La Latte and Promenade du Clair de Lune. Venture out of the city with trips to Cap Fréhel (in Plevenon), Saint-Malo (Plage du Sillon & Saint-Malo Cathedral) and Chapelle Notre Dame du Verger (in Cancale). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Lehon and take in nature's colorful creations at Palais Saint-Georges.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rennes road trip planner.

You can drive from Nantes to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In mei, daily temperatures in Rennes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Plevenon, Cancale, Saint-Malo, Chateau Fort de Lehon, Chateau de Fougeres
Highlights from your plan
Promenade du Clair de Lune
Promenade du Clair de Lune
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then kick back and relax at Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and then see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, stroll through Calais Beach, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dunkirk trip planning site.

You can drive from Rennes to Dunkirk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In mei, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Calais, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Highlights from your plan
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Calais Beach ©
Calais Beach

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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): learn about all things military at Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle and then kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, then identify plant and animal life at Parc du Marquenterre, then identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Le Touquet – Paris-Plage sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In mei in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eglise Saint-Martin, Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle, Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu, Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, Parc du Marquenterre
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Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach
Parc du Marquenterre ©
Parc du Marquenterre
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie

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