8 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
+2
Fly + tram + train:  12​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Trocadero, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Latin Quarter, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Chantilly, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
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 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Herge Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Villers, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Waterloo 1815, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then examine the collection at Train World, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Symphorien Military Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and then take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Breendonk, Abbaye de Villers, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Herge Museum, Memorial Waterloo 1815
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Memorial Waterloo 1815 ©
Memorial Waterloo 1815
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges vacation builder site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Essex Farm Cemetery, Langemark Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Langemark Cemetery ©
Langemark Cemetery
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

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 9th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Zuiderzeemuseum, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, then take a stroll through The Jordaan, and finally admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the exciting artwork at Eduard Planting Gallery | Fine Art Photographs, then examine the collection at Micropia, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canals area, Zuiderzeemuseum, Zaanse Schans
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Zuiderzeemuseum ©
Zuiderzeemuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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