11 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally see the interesting displays at Maison d'Erasme.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels holiday maker app .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Brussels is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip builder site .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel 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): admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, then make a trip to Falaise d'Etretat, and then don't miss a visit to Chapelle Notre dame de la Garde.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Etretat journey maker app .

You can take a train from Paris to Etretat in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Etretat hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to 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): get outside with Omaha Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Montfarville, identify plant and animal life at Cap Levi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer route planner .

You can 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. July in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Pointe du Hoc, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain, Eglise de Montfarville, Cap Levi
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Brittany American Cemetery and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel journey website .

Do a combination of bus and train from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Mont-Saint-Michel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In July in Mont-Saint-Michel, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up 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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee and De Duif. Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, and take a stroll through Red Light District.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam vacation tool .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Amsterdam in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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