14 days in The Netherlands, Lille & Ghent Itinerary

14 days in The Netherlands, Lille & Ghent Itinerary

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Lille, France
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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Breda, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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Lille, France

Lille ©

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, see the interesting displays at Musee Hospice Comtesse, then make a trip to Grande Place, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Asnapio, see the interesting displays at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, then stop by L'Abbaye des Saveurs, then get to know the fascinating history of Place aux Oignons, and finally wander the streets of Vieux-Lille.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lille vacation planner.

Paris to Lille is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March in Lille, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Historium Brugge capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ghent: Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, Groeningemuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Graslei and Korenlei, make a trip to Ghent City Center, and see the interesting displays at STAM Ghent City Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ghent day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Lille to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Breda.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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Must see
Groeningemuseum
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Breda, The Netherlands

Breda ©
Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. Let the collections at Miniaturenmuseum Breda and Breda's Begijnhof Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Bierreclame Museum and Noordbrabants Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Breda side-trips: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Den Bosch (St. John's Cathedral & VVV Bezoekerscentrum De Moriaan) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Polski Cmentarz Wojskowy W Bredzie, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile House De Aarde Breda, walk around Stadspark Valkenberg, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Joostkapel Breda.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Breda travel route planning app.

You can drive from Ghent to Breda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Breda are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Utrecht.

Things to do in Breda

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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History Museum
Noordbrabants Museum
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World heritage site
World Heritage Kinderdijk
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Religious Site
St. John's Cathedral
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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Frans Hals Museum and Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Dom Tower and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo). Explore Utrecht's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Grote Markt, &more) and Kroller-Muller Museum (in Otterlo). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, identify plant and animal life at Settels-Roofvogels, pause for some serene contemplation at Pieterskerk Utrecht uit 1039, and explore the world behind art at Centraal Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Utrecht online travel planner.

Getting from Breda to Utrecht by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. March in Utrecht sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Art Museum
Frans Hals Museum
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Historic Walking Area
Grote Markt
4.6

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