9 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC, United States
Bus + Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  12 h 15 min
End: Washington DC, United States

3
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 1st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, then make a trip to Anne Frank House, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Nepomucenusbrug, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and explore the galleries of Atomium.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip app.

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

3
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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