29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

29 days in France, Belgium & Breda Itinerary

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Breda, The Netherlands
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Milly-la-Foret, France
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
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Rennes, France
— 3 nights
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Dunkirk, France
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Breda, The Netherlands

— 1 night
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 traveler tips, 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 · Tours · Outdoors

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Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 nights
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 Cathedral of Our Lady and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Poorterswoning will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to St. Rumbold's Cathedral (in Mechelen) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Grote Markt, ponder the world of politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis), see the interesting displays at Red Star Line Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Antwerp online attractions planner.

You can drive from Breda to Antwerp in an hour. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tyne Cot Cemetery and Historic Centre of Brugge. Venture out of the city with trips to Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Hooge Crater Museum). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Bruges, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Ghent, Belgium

— 2 nights
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): steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at 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.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ghent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums

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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

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 Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and MOOF Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the striking features of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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 Ile Saint-Louis and Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arc de Triomphe and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee Marmottan Monet, see the interesting displays at Atelier des Lumieres, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. 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 · Parks
Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Milly-la-Foret, France

— 1 night
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 explore the galleries of 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

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Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

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 Tour Pey-Berland.

To find ratings, maps, 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 go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

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Find places to stay May 17 — 20:

Nantes, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the West

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.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Nantes online travel route planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Nantes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. 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 · Museums

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Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Rennes, France

— 3 nights
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 Cap Fréhel. Visit Fort La Latte and Chateau de Fougeres for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rennes: Saint-Malo (Plage du Sillon & Saint-Malo Cathedral), Promenade du Clair de Lune (in Dinard) and Chapelle Notre Dame du Verger (in Cancale). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Chateau Fort de Lehon and admire the natural beauty at Palais Saint-Georges.

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Drive from Nantes to Rennes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Rennes

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Dunkirk, France

— 2 nights
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 maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dunkirk trip site.

You can drive from Rennes to Dunkirk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Le Touquet – Paris-Plage, France

— 2 nights
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.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.