59 days in Poland, France & Belgium Itinerary

59 days in Poland, France & Belgium Itinerary

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59 days in Poland, France & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Toulon, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
train:  6​h
6
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Caen, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
11
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Warsaw, Poland

6
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Let the collections at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Ethnographic Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wawel Royal Castle. Step out of Krakow to go to Suloszowa and see Zamek Królewski, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bazylika i Klasztor Franciszkanow, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and wander the streets of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Krakow vacation planning website .

Warsaw to Krakow is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Warsaw.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Zamek Królewski, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

5
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and The National Museum in Warsaw. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Krakowskie Przedmiescie are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum SGGW in Brzeziny (about 1h 45 min away). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, get engrossed in the history at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie, and see the interesting displays at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Krakow to Warsaw takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Warsaw are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arboretum SGGW
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego ©
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie ©
Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Palais Lascaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup), Sentier de la Vallee de la Brague (in Valbonne) and Les Gorges du Blavet (in Bagnols-en-Foret). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Barrage de la Verne, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Madone d'Utelle.

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Getting from Warsaw to Nice by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Warsaw in April; daily highs in Nice reach 20°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toulon.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Coaraze, Utelle, Le Barrage de la Verne, Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

5
nights
Toulon, France

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and La Chartreuse Notre Dame de Montrieux. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Chantiers Naval and La Maison du Cygne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Toulon: Chapelle Saint-Quinis (in Camps-la-Source), Grotte de Sainte Marie Madeleine (in Plan-d'Aups-Sainte-Baume) and Vallon Sourn (in Correns). There's lots more to do: trek along Sentier Jean Francois Jube, identify plant and animal life at Sentier du Littoral, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, and explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Toulon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nice to Toulon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Toulon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Toulon

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, La Ciotat, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, Sentier Jean Francois Jube, Chapelle Saint-Quinis
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Palais des Papes. You'll explore and learn at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Fondation Vasarely. Venture out of the city with trips to Abbaye de Saint-Hilaire (in Menerbes), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Fugues en Cimes (in Manosque). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the exhibits of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Sentier Du Lezard, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Louis.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aix-en-Provence day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Toulon to Aix-en-Provence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arles, Hyeres, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Les Gorges de Regalon, Le Sentier Du Lezard
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mont Saint-Michel and German War Cemetery Marigny. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Le Havre de Portbail (in Port-Bail), les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye) and Chateau de Gratot (in Coutances). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee du Poire, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Quentin, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Aix-en-Provence to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in April, things will get a bit cooler in Mont-Saint-Michel: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Granville, Chateau de Gratot, Chapelle Saint-Michel, Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

5
nights
Caen, France

Caen ©
Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Get a sense of the local culture at American Cemetery & Memorial and Pegasus Memorial (Memorial Pegasus). Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Espace Musee Charles Leandre. Explore Caen's surroundings by going to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye (in Juaye-Mondaye) and Polish Soldiers Cemetery (in Grainville-Langannerie). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Dunes d'Hattainville and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Caen sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 2 hours. In May in Caen, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bayeux, Colleville-sur-Mer, Pegasus Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Hillman Site
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

5
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Temple Saint-Eloi. You'll explore and learn at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Musee de la Corderie Vallois. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rouen: Ferme Nature Chez Poly (in Caorches-Saint-Nicolas), La Manufacture Bohin (in Saint-Sulpice-sur-Risle) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Le Bois des Aigles, explore the engaging exhibits at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois, take in nature's colorful creations at Manoir de l'Aumonerie, dit Ferme des Templiers, and examine the collection at V1 Site at Val Ygot.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rouen day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Caen to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Rouen, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Blangy-sur-Bresle, Musee du Peigne, Musee de la Corderie Vallois, Centre d'Art Contemporain Matmut, L’Atelier de Leo
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee de la Corderie Vallois ©
Musee de la Corderie Vallois

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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique will appeal to museum buffs. Grand Place and Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Antwerp to see Chocolate Nation about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Chocolate Nation
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more) and Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, Meetjeslandse Kreken
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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