15 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Vise, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Begijnhof. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Strand Egmond aan Zee and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee in Ijmuiden, about 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum and take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamarel to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chamarel in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Het Strand van IJmuiden aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Dunes of Bredene and Belfry of Bruges. Get outdoors at De Haan beach and Naaaktstrand Bredene. Change things up with a short trip to Maria Hendrikapark in Ostend (about 42 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bruges online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bredene, Maria Hendrikapark, De Haan beach, Provincial Domain Lippensgoed-Bulskampveld
Highlights from your plan
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

1
night
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Mardasson Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bastogne trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Bastogne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vise.

Things to do in Bastogne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

German War Cemetery
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
Mardasson Memorial ©
Mardasson Memorial

1
night
Vise, Belgium

Vise ©
Visé is a municipality and city of Belgium, where it is located on the river Meuse, in the Walloon province of Liège.The municipality consists of the former municipalities of Visé, Lanaye (Ternaaien), Lixhe (Lieze), Richelle, Argenteau, and Cheratte.In the north-east (on the eastern bank of the Meuse river) the area of the municipality extends up to the village of Moelingen in the Limburgian municipality of Voeren, while in the north-west (on the western bank of the Meuse river) it extends up to the border between Belgium and the Netherlands (on the other side of which the Dutch municipality of Maastricht is situated).The city of Visé is located in a distance of some 20 km (12,4 miles) north eastern of Belgian Liège city and of some 15 km (9,3 miles) southern of the most southern Dutch city of Maastricht.Apart from the Meuse river another waterway, the Albert Canal, passes through this town. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronnenwandeling, and then hike along Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vise day trip planning site .

You can drive from Bastogne to Vise in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Vise are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Vise

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronnenwandeling, Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
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Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery ©
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

1
night
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 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels online day trip planner .

You can drive from Vise to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Île de la Cité and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Brussels, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

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