21 days in The Netherlands, France & Brussels Itinerary

21 days in The Netherlands, France & Brussels Itinerary

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Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly + Drive:  14 h
1
Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train:  15 min
5
Marne-la-Vallee, France
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Manama, Bahrain

1
night
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Camel Dairy Smits and then hunt for treasures at Le Bric a Brac. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hoge Veluwe National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Utrecht trip itinerary builder site.

Manama, Bahrain to Utrecht is an approximately 15- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Utrecht. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in July: high temperatures in Utrecht hover around 27°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Utrecht

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Le Bric a Brac, Camel Dairy Smits, Hoge Veluwe National Park
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Hoge Veluwe National Park ©
Hoge Veluwe National Park
Camel Dairy Smits ©
Camel Dairy Smits

5
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.
Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Anne Frank House and Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), head outdoors with Sloepdelen Boat Rental, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online travel planner.

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Utrecht. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Parks
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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 from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Bring the kids along to Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Carpentier-Goegebeuer. Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds & Pierre Marcolini) and Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Atomium, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brussels online tour planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip website.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Marne-la-Vallee.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Marne-la-Vallee, France

Marne-la-Vallee ©
As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
On the 13th (Sun), discover the magic at Disneyland Paris.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marne-la-Vallee using our trip planner.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marne-la-Vallee

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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