9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi, India

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 14th (Sun): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally look for gifts at Edwart Chocolatier Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pari Roller, then take a stroll through Le Marais, then stop by Les Expressives, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: high temperatures in Paris hover around 18°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, then look for gifts at Elisabeth, and finally stop by De Biertempel.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Parks Nature
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
On the 18th (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, stop by The Bottle Shop, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then stop by 2be Beer Wall, and finally look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at 't Apostelientje, then stop by De Bierboom, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): shop like a local with TASCHEN Store Amsterdam, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Red Light District, take in the exciting artwork at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then look for gifts at Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinketje, then look for gifts at De Kaaskamer, and finally stop by PGC Hajenius.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use 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 April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Parks Museums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

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