12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and The Hague (Zandmotor & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blijburg (Happy Village), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Place and Atomium. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Brussels to go to Antwerp and see Sint-Annastrand, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planning site.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sint-Annastrand
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and stop by Île de la Cité.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. While traveling from Brussels, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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