5 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

5 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

1
night
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 9th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, thencontemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, examine the collection at Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema, thensteep yourself in history at Remains Mulberry Harbour, thenlearn about all things military at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, and finally don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, thenstroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, thenwitness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip builder app.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Arromanches-les-Bains, Omaha Beach, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer, Normandy American Cemetery
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Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema ©
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Jacobskerk, thenexplore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, thentake in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent planner.

You can drive from Bayeux to Ghent in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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