17 days in Amsterdam, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Amsterdam, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Amsterdam, Ghent & Paris Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

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.
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, 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 find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

6
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent meldsĀ the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supportingĀ a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Oude Griffie, The Markt, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, stroll around Blaarmeersen, Sports and Recreation Park, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Ghent takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Ghent are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

7
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 these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (La maison sublime, Room Escape Games, & more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Ghent to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet, Triumphal Arch
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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