56 days in Belgium, France & Sweden Itinerary

56 days in Belgium, France & Sweden Itinerary

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Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Drive
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Arras, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Tende
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Tende, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lyon, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly
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Abisko, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Valkenburg

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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beguinage and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Paul's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout) and Begijnhof Hoogstraten (in Hoogstraten). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Orsini Diamonds, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, make a trip to Grote Markt, and examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp road trip planning tool.

Valkenburg, The Netherlands to Antwerp is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In March, daytime highs in Antwerp are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
Specialty Museum
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
4.3
Beguinage ©
Religious Site
Beguinage
4.7

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your trip

5
nights
Ghent, Belgium

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.
Visit Gravensteen and St Michael's Bridge for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Ghent City Center. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Begijnhof (in Dendermonde). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and stop by Dille and Kamille.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ghent journey planner.

Drive from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Ghent are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Gravensteen ©
Castle
Gravensteen
4.4
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
4.6
Ghent City Center
Historic Walking Area
Ghent City Center
4.8

5
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

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 Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Tobacco Museum (in Wervik) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Folklore Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bruges online route maker.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Arras.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Groeningemuseum ©
Art Museum
Groeningemuseum
4.3
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
World heritage site
Historic Centre of Brugge
4.8

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Arras, France

Arras is just small enough for you to enjoy over a leisurely walk along the two great squares providing a splendid collection of 155 unique façades of Flemish baroque architecture, with stop at the many bars and cafés along the way for refreshments.
On the 20th (Sat), test your team's savvy at Escape Mind, examine the collection at Musée du Louvre-Lens, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lens' 14-18 - Centre International d'Histoire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Arras trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bruges to Arras by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Arras are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Arras

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musée du Louvre-Lens ©
Specialty Museum
Musée du Louvre-Lens
4.1
Escape Mind ©
Room Escape Game
Escape Mind
4.6

6
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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

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Getting from Arras to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Tour Pey-Berland, then identify plant and animal life at Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, and then get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bordeaux: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tende.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Place de la Bourse ©
World heritage site
Place de la Bourse
4.7
St. Andre Cathedral ©
Religious Site
St. Andre Cathedral
4.6

2
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Tende, France

Tende is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France.GeographyTende is located within Mercantour National Park in the French Alps. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame des Fontaines, take an in-depth tour of La Maison du Patrimoine, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Tende, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Collegiale Notre-Dame-De-L'Assomption, and finally examine the collection at Musée des Merveilles. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Fort Central and then take a memorable tour with Bureau des Guides du Mercantour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tende trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bordeaux to Tende. When traveling from Bordeaux in March, plan for slightly colder days in Tende, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Tende

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Musée des Merveilles ©
Specialty Museum
Musée des Merveilles
4.7
La Maison du Patrimoine ©
History Museum
La Maison du Patrimoine
4.8

6
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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Appreciate the collections at Palais Lascaris and Musée Marc Chagall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Menton (La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs & Les Jardins Bioves), St-Paul-de-Vence (Saint-Paul de Vence & Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs) and Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Arboretum du Mont-Gros & Promenade Le Corbusier). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Harbor (La Darse).

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online vacation builder.

You can drive from Tende to Nice in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tende in March, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vieille Ville ©
Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

2
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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then get a dose of the wild on Trolib, and then hike along Sentier du Littoral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, see the interesting displays at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, and then identify plant and animal life at Le Sentier Du Lezard.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

5
nights
Lyon, France

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Musee Dauphinois. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fourviere Hill and Vieux Lyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Les Grottes de La Balme (in La Balme-les-Grottes), Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Resonance Canyon (in Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Parc Naturel Regional Du Vercors, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble.

Before you visit Lyon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Marseille to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Lyon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee Dauphinois ©
History Museum
Musee Dauphinois
4.6
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7
Fourviere Hill ©
Historic Walking Area
Fourviere Hill
4.8

5
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Gothenburg, Sweden

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Haga and Aeroseum. Appreciate the collections at No Limit Street Art Boras and Universeum. Venture out of the city with trips to Vandringsleden runt Marstrandson (in Marstrand), Stangehuvud Naturreservat (in Lysekil) and Tjurpannans Naturreservat (in Grebbestad). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Roro naturreservat, trek along Komosse Naturreservat, and stroll through Kypegardens walking trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Gothenburg takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lyon in April, with highs in Gothenburg at 12°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Abisko.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Haga ©
Historic Walking Area
Haga
4.2

2
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Abisko, Sweden

Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the activities along Tornetrask and then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through LapplandMedia & PhotoAdventures.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Abisko road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Abisko in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gothenburg in April, you will find days in Abisko are a bit cooler (6°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Abisko

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Tornetrask ©
Water Body
Tornetrask
4.6
Lights Over Lapland ©
Outdoor Activity
Lights Over Lapland
4.9

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Appreciate the collections at Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Visit Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the masterpieces at Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, identify plant and animal life at Judarskogens naturreservat, and trek along with The Green Trails.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stockholm online travel route planner.

You can fly from Abisko to Stockholm in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Abisko in April: highs in Stockholm hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Vasa Museum ©
Must see
Vasa Museum
4.7
Skansen ©
Specialty Museum
Skansen
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Royal Palace ©
Castle
Royal Palace
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