7 days in Belgium, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

7 days in Belgium, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: Paris, France

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Artwatch. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), walk around Vondelpark, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online tour planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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 7th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip app.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Bruges are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then stop by Dille and Kamille, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ghent trip itinerary maker.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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