57 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

57 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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1
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
3
Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France
— 2 nights
4
Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
5
Avignon, France
— 5 nights
6
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
7
Hyeres, France
— 5 nights
8
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
9
Nice, France
— 5 nights
10
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 4 nights
11
Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
12
Rouen, France
— 5 nights
13
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux), Parc de Furfooz (in Dinant) and Te Boelaerpark (in Antwerp). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip site.

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Roche-aux-Faucons, Arboretum Tervuren, Parc de Furfooz, Te Boelaerpark
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Pantheon.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, France

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle ©
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Beynac, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Castelnaud. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Habitations Troglodytiques, contemplate the long history of Château de Biron, examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, thenstep into the grandiose world of Le Chateau de Fenelon, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac.

Before you visit Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Castelnaud-la-Chapelle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: highs in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Musee du Patrimoine Agricole et Automobile de Salviac, Le Chateau de Fenelon, Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac, Chateau de Beynac, Musee La Rue du temps qui Passe
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Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

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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.
Appreciate the collections at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee De L'ecole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cité de Carcassonne and Chateaux de Lastours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Basilique Saint-Sernin (in Toulouse) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, and get to know the fascinating history of La Cite Medievale.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Carcassonne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Carcassonne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Basilique Saint-Sernin, Chateaux de Lastours, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Chateaux de Lastours ©
Chateaux de Lastours
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Amphitheatre (les Arenes) are in your itinerary. Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Calvet will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt (in Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt), Vieille Eglise (in Bonnieux) and Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo (in Roussillon). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de Regalon, make a trip to Roman Theatre of Orange, and explore the ancient world of Forteresse de Mornas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon road trip site.

Drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Avignon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arles, Gordes, Les Baux de Provence, Distillerie A. Blachere, Vieille Eglise
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Granet and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chateau d'If are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more), Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume) and La Ciotat (Musee des Chantiers Naval, La Calanque de Figuerolles, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, admire the striking features of Mairie d'Aix-en-Provence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Michel Church, and indulge your taste buds at Chateau La Coste en Provence.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Marseille travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, La Ciotat, Saint Michel Church, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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. Appreciate the collections at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee Du Patrimoine. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vieille Ville and Notre Dame de Consolation. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer), Le Village des Tortues (in Carnoules) and Six-Fours-les-Plages (Sentier du Littoral, Eglise Saint Pierre Du Brusc, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Anglicane, steep yourself in history at Chartreuse de la Verne, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye du Thoronet.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hyeres trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Six-Fours-les-Plages, Grimaud, La Croix-Valmer, Le Pradet, Porquerolles Island
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Chartreuse de la Verne ©
Chartreuse de la Verne
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste
Notre Dame du Mai ©
Notre Dame du Mai

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Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cite Episcopale, look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux, look for all kinds of wild species at Base Nature Francois Leotard, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), thenget interesting insight from Tours, and finally delve into the distant past at Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Abel Baliff Beach, steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, thendon't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frejus mosquee Missiri.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Raphael vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Frejus, Pointe des Sardinaux, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews
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Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael ©
Musee Archeologique de Saint-Raphael

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vieille Ville and Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musee Picasso. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Ville medieval (in Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette, Aquarella, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, see the interesting displays at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint Hospice, and browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, St-Paul-de-Vence, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence

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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 Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du poire and Musee d'Art Moderne Richard Anacreon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mont-Saint-Michel: Ecomusee du Moulin de la See (in Brouains), Musee de la ceramique (in Ger) and Le Parc-Musee du Granit (in Saint-Michel-de-Montjoie). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Domfront, see the interesting displays at Cornille Havard - Fondeur de Cloches, and enjoy the sea views from Pointe du Roc.

Discover how to plan a Mont-Saint-Michel trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Mont-Saint-Michel reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Domfront, Granville, Villedieu-les-Poeles, Ecomusee du Moulin de la See, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee du poire ©
Musee du poire

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pegasus Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at Normandy American Cemetery and Omaha Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Cimetières Militaires (in Ranville), Musee de la Batterie de Merville (in Merville-Franceville-Plage) and Musee du Debarquement no. 4 Commando (in Ouistreham). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Airborne Museum, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Fort de Pirou, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Havre de Portbail, and brush up on your military savvy at Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bayeux trip planner.

You can drive from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Arromanches-les-Bains, Grandcamp-Maisy, Airborne Museum
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial will appeal to history buffs. Fondation Claude Monet and Musee Secq des Tournelles will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Abbaye de St-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Blangy-sur-Bresle (Musee De La Verrerie & Verrerie, Centre Culturel du Manoir de Fontaine). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Jumieges, admire the landmark architecture of Palais de Justice, and make a trip to Abbey of Bec-Hellouin.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rouen trip maker site.

Getting from Bayeux to Rouen by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rouen are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Blangy-sur-Bresle, Giverny, Abbaye de St-Wandrille, Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville
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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

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke) and Ghent (Saint Peter's Abbey, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges route site.

Getting from Rouen to Bruges by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Tyne Cot Cemetery
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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