22 days in France, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

22 days in France, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 4 nights
3
Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Rodin and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In May, Paris is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

4
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Carrieres des Lumieres and Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau des Baux de Provence and Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Chapelle de la Confrerie des Penitents-Gris (in Aigues-Mortes), Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Site Archeologique de Glanum & Les Antiques) and Espiguette Beach (in Le Grau-du-Roi). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Vieil Aix, admire the masterpieces at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Oblats.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence online route builder.

Getting from Paris to Aix-en-Provence by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in May: highs in Aix-en-Provence hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Arles, Aigues-Mortes, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Les Baux de Provence, Espiguette Beach
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Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Site Archeologique de Glanum ©
Site Archeologique de Glanum

3
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mont Sainte Odile, then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then contemplate the long history of Porte Haute. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Aix-en-Provence to Strasbourg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In May, Strasbourg is a bit cooler than Aix-en-Provence - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Mont Sainte Odile, Porte Haute, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Mont Sainte Odile ©
Mont Sainte Odile
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum

4
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.
Ghent City Center and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Sint-Jacobskerk, &more) and Passchendaele New British Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Huis Boechoute, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

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Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Bruges takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Strasbourg in May, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. You will leave for Amsterdam on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zaanse Schans and Portuguese Synagogue. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder. And it doesn't end there: visit The Jordaan, steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zaandam
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Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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