59 days in Belgium, France & Sweden Itinerary

59 days in Belgium, France & Sweden Itinerary

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Start: Valkenburg, The Netherlands
Drive:  2 h
1
Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Oudenaarde, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Lille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Amiens, France
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h
7
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
8
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Cannes, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
12
Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Falkoping, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h
End: Valkenburg, The Netherlands

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.
You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and STAM Ghent City Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ghent City Center and Western Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Ghent side-trips: Kinderboerderij Mikerf (in Brasschaat) and Molsbroek (in Lokeren). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Michielskerk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kraanlei, and identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve.

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Valkenburg, The Netherlands to Ghent is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. September in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kinderboerderij Mikerf, Molsbroek
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

6
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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

Getting from Ghent to Bruges by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oudenaarde.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

1
night
Oudenaarde, Belgium

Oudenaarde ©
Oudenaarde is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Flanders Field American Cemetery, thensee the interesting displays at MOU - Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Town Hall and Belfry.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oudenaarde trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Oudenaarde by car takes about an hour. In September in Oudenaarde, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Oudenaarde

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flanders Field American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen ©
Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen
Flanders Field American Cemetery ©
Flanders Field American Cemetery
MOU - Museum ©
MOU - Museum

2
nights
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Hill 60, brush up on your military savvy at Hooge Crater Museum, thenappreciate the history behind Menin Gate Memorial, and finally learn about all things military at In Flanders Fields Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Essex Farm Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Sanctuary Wood, make a trip to Market Square, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Ramparts Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint George's Memorial Church.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ieper (Ypres) travel route planner.

Drive from Oudenaarde to Ieper (Ypres) in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Lille.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hill 60 ©
Hill 60
In Flanders Fields Museum ©
In Flanders Fields Museum
Hooge Crater Museum ©
Hooge Crater Museum

2
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at VC Corner Australian Cemetery, thenstroll the grounds of Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Point-du-Jour-Cemetery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Bouvines, thenexamine the collection at Musee La Piscine, thensee the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

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Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lille are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Amiens.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eglise de Bouvines, Musee La Piscine, Le Touret Military Cemetery and Memorial, VC Corner Australian Cemetery, Point-du-Jour-Cemetery
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Amiens, France

Amiens ©
Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens and Chateau de Pierrefonds. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de Jules Verne and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amiens: Fouilloy (Australian National Memorial & Sir John Monash Centre), Lochnagar Crater (in Ovillers-la-Boisselle) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). There's lots more to do: visit St-Leu, explore the world behind art at Musee de Picardie, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Guillemont Road Cemetery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amiens online visit planner.

Getting from Lille to Amiens by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Amiens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Avignon.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fouilloy, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, Lochnagar Crater
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial ©
Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial
Australian National Memorial ©
Australian National Memorial

5
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
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 a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Museum-lovers will get to explore Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get out of town with these interesting Avignon side-trips: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes), Orange (Roman Theatre of Orange & Orange Cathedral) and Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Distillerie A. Blachere, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and steep yourself in history at Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Avignon holiday app.

Traveling by train from Amiens to Avignon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amiens in September; daily highs in Avignon reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Arles, Orange, Les Baux de Provence, Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque

6
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and L'Argilla. Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If are in your itinerary. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Hyeres (La Route du Sel & Vieille Ville), Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste (in Sollies-Pont) and Domaines Bunan (in La Cadiere d'Azur). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

Make your Marseille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marseille are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyeres, Collobrieres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage Napoleon, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Musee Granet and Musee des Gueules Rouges will appeal to museum buffs. Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Paul Cezanne’s Studio will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin), Poterie Point Fusion (in Cabrieres d'Aigues) and Musee Promenade (in Digne-les-Bains City). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, make a trip to Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, explore the world behind art at Chateau La Coste en Provence, and see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence trip planning tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cannes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Lourmarin, Poterie Point Fusion, Musee Promenade, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Musee des Gueules Rouges
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

6
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Do some cultural sightseeing at La Croisette and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Picasso and Les Jardins du MIP. Explore Cannes' surroundings by going to Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael) and Frejus (Memorial des Guerres en Indochine, Base Nature Francois Leotard, &more). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands, identify plant and animal life at Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, and get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Castre.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cannes trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Cannes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Frejus, Mougins, Eglise de Biot, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Highlights from your plan
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
Musee Picasso ©
Musee Picasso

7
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Visit Vieille Ville and Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Musée Marc Chagall and Musee des Coquillages. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: St-Paul-de-Vence (Choisy La Galerie & Saint-Paul de Vence), Promenade Le Corbusier (in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs (in Callian). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, explore the world behind art at La Maison du Portal, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint Veran, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice driving holiday website.

Drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Coaraze, Utelle, St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Parc des Rives du Loup
Highlights from your plan
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

6
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Skansen and Drottningholm Palace. Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the landmark architecture of Stockholm City Hall, walk around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armory.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm trip app.

You can fly from Nice to Stockholm in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in October: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 12°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Falkoping.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Drottningholm Palace
Highlights from your plan
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace
Fotografiska Stockholm ©
Fotografiska Stockholm

1
night
Falkoping, Sweden

Falkoping ©
Falköping is a locality and the seat of Falköping Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Dalenmuseet, thenidentify plant and animal life at Hornborgasjon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Falkoping trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Stockholm to Falkoping takes 4.5 hours. In October in Falkoping, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Falkoping

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hornborgasjon, Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat
Highlights from your plan
Hornborgasjon ©
Hornborgasjon
Dalenmuseet ©
Dalenmuseet
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat ©
Varnhems klosterkyrka Skara pastorat

1
night
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg ©
Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Liseberg amusement park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gothenburg travel planner.

You can drive from Falkoping to Gothenburg in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Liseberg amusement park ©
Liseberg amusement park
Haga ©
Haga

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