29 days in France, Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Saint-Raphael, France
— 4 nights
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Bus to St Raphael Valescure, Train to Paris Gare De Lyon, Train to Pontorson Mont St Michel, Taxi to Mont-Saint-Michel
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
Train to Bayeux, Bus to Colleville-sur-Mer
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Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 1 night
Bus to Bayeux, Train to Rouen
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Nice is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brisbane to Nice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in September, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
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Saint-Raphael, France — 4 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Explore Saint-Raphael's surroundings by going to Church St Francis of Assisi (in Port Grimaud), St. Tropez Harbor (in Saint-Tropez) and Port Grimaud (in Grimaud). There's much more to do: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Traveling by car from Nice to Saint-Raphael takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saint-Raphael when traveling from Nice in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 2 nights

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Get out of town with these interesting Mont-Saint-Michel side-trips: Chateau de Fougeres (in Fougeres), Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James (in Saint James) and Granville (Pointe du Roc & Musee Christian Dior). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel, look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and make a trip to Le Moulin de Moidrey.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mont-Saint-Michel online holiday planner.

You can fly from Saint-Raphael to Mont-Saint-Michel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in September: high temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.
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Colleville-sur-Mer, France — 1 night

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 12th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc, then appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Colleville-sur-Mer, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rouen: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Falaises d'Etretat (in Etretat) and Vieux Bassin (in Honfleur). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, The Markt, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Grand Place, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels tour planning site.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Market Square, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and pause for some photo ops at Brabo's Monument.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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