11 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Etretat, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
+4
Train + Subway + Bus + Fly + Train:  7 h
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip app.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Brussels is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in July, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
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.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
night
Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Palais Benedictine, then get great views at Falaises d'Etretat, and then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Etretat online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Etretat takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in Etretat, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Etretat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palais Benedictine
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Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine
Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer ©
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the history at Omaha Beach, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Montfarville, then identify plant and animal life at Cap Levi, then contemplate the long history of Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Etretat to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Eglise de Montfarville, Cap Levi, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Pointe du Hoc ©
Pointe du Hoc

1
night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 16th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then admire the landmark architecture of Mont Saint-Michel.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Red Light District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with a short trip to Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee in Bloemendaal (about 46 minutes away). It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amsterdam in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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