9 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 15th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and then take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at NEMO Science Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route builder .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in June, expect Amsterdam to be colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

1
night
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 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Nature Parks
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Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, examine the collection at Atomium, and then get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, and then admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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