11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

— 3 nights

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 Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then take a peaceful walk through Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel route planner.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then make a trip to The Markt, then make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, see the interesting displays at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk, and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Rijksmuseum and Zaanse Schans. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Portuguese Synagogue, deepen your understanding at Body Worlds, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.