29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Breda, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Milly-la-Foret, France
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Nantes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Rennes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
11
Dunkirk, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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1
night
Breda, The Netherlands

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. On the 1st (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Bouvigne, then take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then steep yourself in history at Spanjaardsgat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Noordbrabants Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Breda trip maker site.

Amsterdam to Breda is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Breda

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Den Bosch, World Heritage Kinderdijk
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World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
Noordbrabants Museum ©
Noordbrabants Museum

3
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get some cultural insight at Grote Markt and Red Star Line Museum. MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Poorterswoning will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Antwerp to go to Duffel and see Fort Van Duffel, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp driving holiday tool.

You can drive from Breda to Antwerp in an hour. May in Antwerp sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Rumbold's Cathedral, Fort Van Duffel
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Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Hooge Crater Museum). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, see the interesting displays at Torture Museum Oude Steen, and take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Tyne Cot Cemetery
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Jacobskerk, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ghent trip planner.

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petit Palais and Musee Marmottan Monet. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arc de Triomphe and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Atelier des Lumieres, examine the collection at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, and wander the streets of Île de la Cité.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Milly-la-Foret.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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Milly-la-Foret, France

Milly-la-Foret ©
Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.GeologyThe Forest of Fontainebleau in the western end of which Milly-la-Forêt lies, is composed of the Oligocene Fontainebleau sands, which are a marine deposit, laid down in an intertidal zone.HistoryMilly-la-Forêt is the probable birthplace of Wulfram of Sens, Saint Wulfram; in about 640.Origin of the place nameThe first name of this domaine was called Maurillac in Gaul, Mauriliaco on a merovingien coin, became Maureliacum, Melliacum in 667, Milliacum in Latin. On the 17th (Sun), stop by Les Delices Fromagers, then examine the collection at Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie, then examine the collection at Maison de Jean Cocteau, and finally don't miss a visit to Espace Culturel Paul Bedu.

Discover how to plan a Milly-la-Foret trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Paris to Milly-la-Foret in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Milly-la-Foret can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Milly-la-Foret

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie
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Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie ©
Atelier Musee de l'Imprimerie
Maison de Jean Cocteau ©
Maison de Jean Cocteau
Espace Culturel Paul Bedu ©
Espace Culturel Paul Bedu

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee du Vin et du Negoce and Musee d'Aquitaine. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion and Chateau Cantenac. Explore Bordeaux's surroundings by going to Amphitheatre de Saintes (in Saintes) and La ville d'Hiver (in Arcachon). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral and admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Milly-la-Foret to Bordeaux. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Saint-Emilion, Amphitheatre de Saintes, La ville d'Hiver
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Amphitheatre de Saintes ©
Amphitheatre de Saintes
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion ©
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion

2
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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): wander the streets of Passage Pommeraye, explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then contemplate the long history of Porte Saint-Pierre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cite Medievale de Guerande, take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult, and then get engrossed in the history at Le Chronographe.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nantes online travel route planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Nantes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rennes.

Things to do in Nantes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Cite Medievale de Guerande
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Village de Trentemoult ©
Village de Trentemoult
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul ©
Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pointe du Grouin and Plage du Sillon. Visit Fort La Latte and Promenade du Clair de Lune for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rennes: Saint-Malo Cathedral (in Saint-Malo), Chapelle Notre Dame du Verger (in Cancale) and Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres). There's much more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, take in nature's colorful creations at Palais Saint-Georges, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Fort de Lehon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rennes online journey planner.

You can drive from Nantes to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rennes can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Malo, Plevenon, Cancale, Chateau Fort de Lehon, Chateau de Fougeres
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Chateau de Fougeres ©
Chateau de Fougeres
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

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Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. On the 26th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo, then stroll through Plage de Malo-les-Bains, and then see the interesting displays at Blockhaus d'Eperlecques. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to l'Hotel de Ville de Calais, then enjoy the sand and surf at Calais Beach, and then look for gifts at Calais Wine Superstore.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Dunkirk trip site.

You can drive from Rennes to Dunkirk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Dunkirk are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Calais, Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
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Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo ©
Musee Dunkerque 1940 - Operation Dynamo
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques ©
Blockhaus d'Eperlecques
Plage de Malo-les-Bains ©
Plage de Malo-les-Bains

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Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage ©
Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, commonly referred to as Le Touquet, is a commune near Boulogne-sur-Mer, in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. On the 28th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle and then kick back and relax at Le Touquet Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Martin, then identify plant and animal life at Parc du Marquenterre, then identify plant and animal life at Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Le Touquet – Paris-Plage route maker app.

Traveling by car from Dunkirk to Le Touquet – Paris-Plage takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Le Touquet – Paris-Plage

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Chantier de Construction Navale Traditionnelle, Eglise Saint-Martin, Chapelle Saint-Nicolas de l'hotel-Dieu, Parc du Marquenterre, Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie
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Parc du Marquenterre ©
Parc du Marquenterre
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie ©
Les Phoques de la Baie d'Authie
Le Touquet Beach ©
Le Touquet Beach

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