60 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

60 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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60 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Train:  1​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6​h
7
Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

6
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Natuurgebied Zwanenwater (in Callantsoog), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Moco Museum, and get curious at Body Worlds.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel route planning tool .

Apeldoorn to Amsterdam is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hague, Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen, Zaanse Schans, Regte Heide & Riels Laag, Natuurgebied Zwanenwater
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, De Assels, & more) and In Flanders Fields Museum (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, and explore the galleries of Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal).

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip tool .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, In Flanders Fields Museum
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©

6
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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like René Magritte Museum and Cathedral of Our Lady. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark & Antwerpen-Centraal) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Natural Sciences.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brussels visit site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, La Roche-aux-Faucons
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chartres Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau Royal de Blois, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Cheverny
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Chartres Cathedral ©
Chartres Cathedral

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eglise St-Joseph and Saint Catherine's Catholic Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc du Marquenterre and Rue du Gros-Horloge. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Musee De La Verrerie (in Blangy-sur-Bresle), British War Cemetery (in Arques-la-Bataille) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Bois des Aigles, stroll around Parc et Jardin du Chateau de Vandrimare, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Saint-Sever.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rouen trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Paris to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Fecamp, Honfleur, Eglise Saint-Germain, L'Arche Feline, Musee De La Verrerie
Highlights from your plan
Caresse de Tigre ©
Caresse de Tigre
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Eglise St-Joseph ©
Eglise St-Joseph

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Musee de Quineville. Visit Normandy American Cemetery and Mont Saint-Michel for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Bayeux side-trips: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel) and les etangs du val de See (in Saint-Georges-de-Livoye). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, identify plant and animal life at La Roche d'Oetre, get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bayeux trip site .

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Hermanville War Cemetery, Musee de Quineville, Cap Levi, Memorial de Caen
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

5
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile and Chateau Comtal will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Musee Toulouse-Lautrec and Musee Fabre. Get out of town with these interesting Carcassonne side-trips: Toulouse (Room Escape Games, Basilique Saint-Sernin, & more), Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet (in Ille-sur-Tet) and Château de Salses (in Salses-Le-Chateau). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, admire the sheer force of Source du Frejo, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Cite Medievale, and steep yourself in history at Dolmen des Fades.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne trip maker app .

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Carcassonne is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Toulouse, Albi, Château de Salses, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet, Abbaye de Fontfroide
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Château de Salses ©
Château de Salses

6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Venture out of the city with trips to La Ciotat (Scuba & Snorkeling, La Calanque de Figuerolles, & more), Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue (in Arles) and Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, examine the collection at Musee Granet, and identify plant and animal life at Le Carbet Amazonien.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Arles, Marseille, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Les Gorges de Regalon
Highlights from your plan
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Musee Departemental Arles Antique ©
Musee Departemental Arles Antique

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vallon Sourn and Sanctuaire Notre-Dame des Anges. Get some cultural insight at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Louis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Le Barrage de la Verne (in La Mole), Le Cap Lardier (in La Croix-Valmer) and Pointe des Sardinaux (in Sainte-Maxime). The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, take in breathtaking views at Lacs et Gorges du Verdon, and take in the spiritual surroundings of La Certosa di La Verne.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hyeres trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Vallon Sourn, La Certosa di La Verne, Pointe des Sardinaux
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Notre Dame de Consolation ©
Notre Dame de Consolation

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint-Paul de Vence. Visit Palais Lascaris and Vieille Ville for their historical value. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage), Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Promenade Le Corbusier & Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin) and Reserve des Monts d'Azur (in Thorenc). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Hyeres to Nice by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Cannes, Menton, Old Town, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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