12 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then take a stroll through Montmartre. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Bangkok to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels sightseeing site .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, examine the collection at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), stop by The Old Chocolate House, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

few
hours
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp road trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal

5
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 some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee), Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam) and Keukenhof (in Lisse). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, choose your vessel at Amsterdam Boat Experience, take a stroll around De Balie, and make a trip to De 9 Straatjes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation maker .

Take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kijk-Kubus, Strand Egmond aan Zee, Keukenhof
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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