10 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trocadero and Atelier des Lumieres. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. In September, Paris is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Tyne Cot Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Belfry of Bruges and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial & In Flanders Fields Museum) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, walk around Minnewaterpark, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. September in Bruges sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Ghent, Tyne Cot Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get outdoors at Strand Rockanje and The Amstel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague) and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panorama Mesdag, Strand Rockanje, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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