19 days in Holland, France & Belgium Itinerary

19 days in Holland, France & Belgium Itinerary

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19 days in Holland, France & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  15​min
2
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rotterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
The Hague, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris is 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Musee du Peigne, then have some family-friendly fun at La Maison de la Figurine, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles, then contemplate the long history of The Trianons & The Hamlet, and then head outdoors with Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm.

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Versailles is very close to Paris. In February in Versailles, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Musee du Peigne, La Maison de la Figurine, Fondation Claude Monet, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges journey tool .

Traveling by car from Versailles to Bruges takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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 14th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, stop by Dille and Kamille, then browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, and finally get your game on at Level Up Gent Virtual Reality & Bar. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then grab your bike and head to Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

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Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In February in Ghent, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Fun & Games Outdoors
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

2
nights
Rotterdam, Holland

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 16th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Euromast, then examine the collection at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then take in nature's colorful creations at Trompenburg Gardens & Arboretum, and finally take in the views from Erasmus Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, then examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, and finally examine the collection at Kijk-Kubus.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotterdam road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ghent to Rotterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to The Hague.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Delft
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Old Church ©
Old Church
Euromast ©
Euromast

2
nights
The Hague, Holland

The Hague ©
Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), get a taste of the local shopping with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then see the interesting displays at museum Beelden aan Zee, and finally make a trip to Celestial Vault. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Madurodam, steep yourself in history at Sawmill de Salamander, and then get in on the family fun at De Kinderwerkplaats.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the The Hague trip itinerary maker app .

The Hague is just a stone's throw from Rotterdam. In February in The Hague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Madurodam ©
Madurodam

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and stroll around Vondelpark.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam journey planning site .

Traveling by bus from The Hague to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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