26 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

26 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

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26 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 9 nights
train:  30​min
2
Utrecht, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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9
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Herengracht. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Zaanse Schans and Louwman Museum The Hague. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Sommeltjespad (in De Koog), Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and National park Dwingelderveld (in Dwingeloo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, kick back and relax at De Hege Gerzen, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in March, with highs in Amsterdam at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Texel, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Zuiderzeemuseum, National park Dwingelderveld, Badstrand Hargen aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Utrecht, Holland

Utrecht ©
As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
On the 4th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Bloemenmarkt, Janskerkhof, Utrecht, get engrossed in the history at Museum Catharijneconvent, see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), then get engrossed in the history at DOMunder, then take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, and finally see the interesting displays at Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of De Zeven Steegjes van Utrecht, see the interesting displays at Centraal Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take an in-depth tour of Noordbrabants Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Utrecht trip itinerary planning website .

Utrecht is just a short distance from Amsterdam. April in Utrecht sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Utrecht

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Singer Laren Museum, Theatre and Sculpture Garden, Noordbrabants Museum, Airborne Cemetery
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Museum Catharijneconvent ©
Museum Catharijneconvent
Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum) ©
Dom Tower ©
Dom Tower

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and finally wander the streets of Zurenborg. On the next day, stop by Grand Diamonds Jewelry, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Nation, then take in the exciting artwork at Museum De Reede, and finally see the interesting displays at Mining Museum Beringen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp trip builder website .

Drive from Utrecht to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Breendonk, Gravensteen, Mining Museum Beringen
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Museum De Reede ©
Museum De Reede

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, stop by The Old Chocolate House, make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Hooge Crater museum, then take in the history at Battle of Polygon Wood, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Langemark Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bruges online tour planner .

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Zonnebeke, Langemark Cemetery
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©

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.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, delve into the lush surroundings at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye de Villers, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Sainte-Waudru.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels day trip planning tool .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mons, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Abbaye de Villers
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Louvre Museum and The Army Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Chateau Royal de Blois (in Blois). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Chantilly, take a stroll through Trocadero, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau Royal de Blois, Basilique Saint-Remi, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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