15 days in Paris, Haarlem & Ghent Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Haarlem & Ghent Itinerary

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15 days in Paris, Haarlem & Ghent Itinerary

Start: Arlington, United States
Drive + Fly:  14 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
2
Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h
End: Arlington, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and finally explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris vacation site .

Arlington, USA to Paris is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arlington in May, with highs in Paris at 64°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Haarlem.

Things to do in Paris

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The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

3
nights
Haarlem, The Netherlands

Haarlem ©
Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
Haarlem is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Teylers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Bavo, and make a trip to Vleeshal.

To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Haarlem trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Haarlem in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Haarlem are little chillier (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Haarlem

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Teylers Museum ©
Teylers Museum
Frans Hals Museum ©
Frans Hals Museum

3
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.
Attractions like The Markt and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, make a trip to Ghent City Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ghent travel planner.

Traveling by car from Haarlem to Ghent takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
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The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). Explore Paris further: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and enjoy breathtaking views from Montparnasse Tower.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Ghent, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Montparnasse Tower ©
Montparnasse Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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