8 days in The Ardennes Itinerary

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Spa — 3 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Step out of the city life by going to Forestia and La Roche-aux-Faucons. Get out of town with these interesting Spa side-trips: Five Nations Durbuy Golf Club (in Barvaux), Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont) and Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach). There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Les Thermes de Spa, Head underground at Grottes de Remouchamps, identify plant and animal life at High Fens, and walk around Domaine de Berinzenne.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Spa road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Spa is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rochefort.
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Rochefort — 4 nights

Rochefort is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Namur, close to the Ardennes. Visiting Domaine Des Grottes De Han and Le Fondry des Chiens will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rochefort: Dinant (Grotte La Merveilleuse, Parc de Furfooz, &more), Bastogne (101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, Mardasson Memorial, &more) and Le Parc a Gibier (in La Roche-en-Ardenne). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Autrucherie De Doneu_navaugles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau-Fort de Bouillon, steep yourself in history at Domaine Saint Roch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-dame De La Visitation.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rochefort online trip builder.

Drive from Spa to Rochefort in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Spa in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Rochefort, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.
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The Ardennes travel guide

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One of Europe's last truly unspoiled natural areas, the Ardennes offers visitors lush greenery. A region of wooded hills and low mountains, this verdant corner of southeastern Belgium continues to welcome mostly Flemish and Dutch cyclists and motorists, drawn largely by the land's gentle topography. A lack of tourist crowds means that you can take the time to explore the region's caves, forested hills, rich river valleys, and small villages at your own unhurried pace. Made for active holidays, the region lets you split your time between fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. If you prefer a calmer vacation, head to Spa--the original spa town.
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