12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
train:  32​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
End: Paris, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Canals area. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam holiday planner .

Paris, France to Amsterdam is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Canals area
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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and then steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planning app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antwerp, Fort Breendonk
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Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

5
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.
You've now added Ride'n'Smile to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Latin Quarter. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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