15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in April, with highs in Amsterdam at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Atomium, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, thenappreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brussels attractions planner.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, visit Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip builder.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 28th (Tue), take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice online visit planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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