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

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.
Bring the kids along to ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and stroll around Vondelpark.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in January, with highs in Amsterdam at 7°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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.
Family-friendly places like The Markt and Friet Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Bruges are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Mini-Europe and Magritte Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, and admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Brussels are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder website .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 15th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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