16 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, and have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems fromĀ its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, & more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and stroll around Bois de la Cambre.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
The Markt ©
The Markt
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and browse the exhibits of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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