5 days in Benelux & Normandy Itinerary

5 days in Benelux & Normandy Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Caen, France
— 1 night
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Giverny, France
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip tool.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Terrasse de l'Ouest, appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, don't miss a visit to La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel, then make a trip to Tour du Nord, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Brussels to Mont-Saint-Michel in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Mont-Saint-Michel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Caen.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites

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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel ©
La Poste, Mont-Saint-Michel

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Caen, France

Caen ©

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of Pegasus Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetières Militaires.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Caen day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Caen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Caen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Abbaye aux Dames ©
Abbaye aux Dames
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
On the 12th (Sat), get your game on at La Maison de la Figurine, then see the interesting displays at Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, and then admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Giverny online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Caen to Giverny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Giverny can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Giverny

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle ©
Musee de Mecanique Naturelle
La Maison de la Figurine ©
La Maison de la Figurine

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