13 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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13 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Boston, United States


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Musee Rodin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Chateau de Brie-Comte-Robert in Brie-Comte-Robert, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

Make your Paris itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Boston, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Paris due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Brie-Comte-Robert
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Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels visit planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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 Minnewater Lake. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Bruges online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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 a sense of the local culture at The Jordaan and Zaanse Schans. Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Zaanse Schans
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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