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: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India


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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. Chateau de Chantilly and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and view the masterpieces at Adrien Kavachnina.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip site .

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In October, Paris is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Chantilly
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Beguinage.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in October, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Historic Centre of Brugge. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zaanse Schans and Begijnhof. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and The Hague (Zandmotor & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum and take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

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