28 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

28 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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28 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: North Berwick, United Kingdom
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: North Berwick, United Kingdom

8
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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights)) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, stop by The Jordaan, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel route planning tool .

North Berwick, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from North Berwick to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In May, Amsterdam is somewhat warmer than North Berwick - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Frans Hals Museum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Dille and Kamille, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

7
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.
When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Pierre Marcolini in Antwerp, approximately Antwerp away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, and see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pierre Marcolini
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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