17 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

17 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Tours, France
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Moulin Rouge, Champagne Tasting on a Seine River Cruise, Place de la Bastille, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Paris journey planner.

Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tours.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Neighborhoods

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Tours, France

— 2 nights

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, learn about winemaking at Troglo Degusto, and then do a tasting at Aubert Jean-Claude Et Didier. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, then contemplate the long history of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, and then do a tasting at Chateau Gaudrelle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tours itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Tours takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Tours

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've added Free walking tour The Hague, Rotterdam Centraal Station, Leemstar, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by car from Tours to Amsterdam takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Tours, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand Casino Brussels - Viage, Graslei and Korenlei, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and other attractions. Let the collections at Atomium and Gravensteen capture your imagination. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge & Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan). It doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.