22 days in France, Venice & Brussels Itinerary

22 days in France, Venice & Brussels Itinerary

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Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Train to Carcassonne Center
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Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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St-Paul-de-Vence, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Correr, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Venice is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: highs in Venice hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

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Carcassonne Center, France

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, then make a trip to Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, and then contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne Center trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Venice to Carcassonne Center takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:

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Avignon, France

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get some historical perspective at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Palais des Papes. You'll explore and learn at Musee Granet and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. When in Avignon, make a side trip to see Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine in Vaison-la-Romaine, approximately Vaison-la-Romaine away. There's more to do: make a trip to Pont d'Avignon and admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais.

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You can drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St-Paul-de-Vence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

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St-Paul-de-Vence, France

Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage Mala and Plage de la Faviere. Take a break from St-Paul-de-Vence with a short trip to Palmes Beach in Menton, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read St-Paul-de-Vence trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Avignon to St-Paul-de-Vence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in July, you will find days in St-Paul-de-Vence are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in St-Paul-de-Vence

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bayeux online route planner.

Traveling by flight from St-Paul-de-Vence to Bayeux takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from St-Paul-de-Vence in July; daily highs in Bayeux reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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Rouen, France

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, then explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Secq des Tournelles.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rouen vacation planning app.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rouen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:

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Paris, France

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.
Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rouen in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Maison d'Erasme are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

France travel guide

4.2
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.

Normandy travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.