50 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

50 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

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1
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 6 nights
2
Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
3
Nice, France
— 6 nights
4
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
5
Caen, France
— 6 nights
6
Rouen, France
— 6 nights
7
Paris, France
— 6 nights
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
9
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights


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6
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Musee Granet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palais des Papes and Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon), La Ciotat (La Calanque de Figuerolles & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Marseille (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations & Chateau d'If). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo, see the interesting displays at Fondation Vasarely, and wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence day trip tool.

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands to Aix-en-Provence is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Apeldoorn in September, expect Aix-en-Provence to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Marseille, Avignon, La Ciotat, Gordes, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

4
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema and Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime. Visit Vieille Ville and Eglise Anglicane for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Collobrieres (Chartreuse de la Verne & Confiserie Azureenne), Grimaud (Eglise St Michel & Chateau de Grimaud) and Le Barrage de la Verne (in La Mole). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, kick back and relax at Plage de Sylvabelle, and identify plant and animal life at Pointe des Sardinaux.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Hyeres trip planner.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Londe Les Maures, Collobrieres, La Croix-Valmer, Grimaud
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Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier
Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Mandelieu-la-Napoule (Swim with Dolphins & Plage Robinson), Antibes (Chapelle Saint-Bernardin & Musee Picasso) and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews (in La Napoule-Plage). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, wander the streets of La Croisette, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hyeres in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villefranche-sur-Mer, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

4
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee du poire and Ecomusee du Moulin de la See. Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Chateau de Gratot are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Fours a Chaux du Rey - Musee Maritime (in Regneville-sur-Mer), Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee Christian Dior) and Les Chapelles de l'Oratoire (in Passais). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, see the interesting displays at Musee de la ceramique, identify plant and animal life at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, and take an in-depth tour of Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mont-Saint-Michel road trip app.

You can fly from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in September, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Coutances, Granville, Ecomusee de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, les etangs du val de See, Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

6
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 some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Cap Levi (in Fermanville), Omaha Beach (in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer) and Cimetiere militaire Britannique de Bazenville (in Bazenville). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Emigration Francaise au Canada, contemplate the long history of Pegasus Memorial, and learn about all things military at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Caen trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Caen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Falaise, Ranville, Bayeux, Gatteville-le-Phare, Quineville
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum

6
nights
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Claude Monet and Ecomusee de la Pomme et du Cidre. Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Cote Sainte-Catherine are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Abbaye de Montivilliers (in Montivilliers), Le Havre (Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville & Eglise St-Joseph) and Maison des Traditions Normandes (in Saint-Maclou). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, examine the collection at Verrerie, Centre Culturel du Manoir de Fontaine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Jumieges, and have fun and explore at Musee Vie et Metiers d'Autrefois.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen road trip planning site.

Drive from Caen to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Giverny, Conches-en-Ouche, Martainville-Epreville, Blangy-sur-Bresle, Le Havre
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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.
Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Royal Chapel, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip website.

Getting from Rouen to Paris by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Versailles, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Atomium. Appreciate the collections at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Antwerp's Port, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planning website.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Brussels hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerp
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (De Assels, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more), Lustige velodroom (in Blankenberge) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges planner.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Lustige velodroom
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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