7 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

7 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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7 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
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Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  30 min
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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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 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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 14th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Guildhouses, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bois de la Cambre, then don't miss a visit to Atomium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels route maker website .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Ghent, Belgium

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.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Graffiti Street.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Beer Tastings & Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Bruges is just a stone's throw from Ghent. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges
The Markt ©
The Markt

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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 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt van Antwerpen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, and finally admire the striking features of Central Station.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bruges, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antwerp, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kooijman Klompenmakerij, and finally examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip site .

Take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaandam
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 19th (Fri), view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, make a trip to Beestenmarkt, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and finally make a trip to Witte de Withstraat.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rotterdam vacation tool .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Rotterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Tours Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Beestenmarkt, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Beestenmarkt
Beestenmarkt

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