16 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & France Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & France Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
4
Chenonceaux, France
— 2 nights


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3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Canals area. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans.

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Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kroller-Muller Museum, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof, World Heritage Kinderdijk, Canals area
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
World Heritage Kinderdijk ©
World Heritage Kinderdijk

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Popular historic sites such as Gravensteen and Sint-Walburgakerk are in your itinerary. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (in Poperinge), St. Nicholas' Cathedral (in Ghent) and Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater Museum & Essex Farm Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and make a trip to The Markt.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Ieper (Ypres), Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
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Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Get some historical perspective at Normandy American Cemetery and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Omaha Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Le Phare de Gatteville (in Gatteville-le-Phare), Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen) and German War Cemetery (in Orglandes). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip builder.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bayeux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Le Phare de Gatteville, Pointe du Hoc, La Chapelle des Marins, Omaha Beach
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Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach

2
nights
Chenonceaux, France

Chenonceaux ©
Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Collégiale Saint-Aignan, thenexamine the collection at La Magnanerie, and finally do a tasting at Plou Et Fils. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de la Trinite, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau de Troussay, thensteep yourself in history at Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Merieau.

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Getting from Bayeux to Chenonceaux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Chenonceaux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Collégiale Saint-Aignan, Plou Et Fils, Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre, Domaine Merieau, Chateau de Troussay
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Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Chateau de Chenonceau
Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre ©
Chateau de Fougeres-sur-Bievre
Abbaye de la Trinite ©
Abbaye de la Trinite

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