12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally take a stroll through The Jordaan. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder site.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dammam to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent (about 50 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

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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 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Atomium, stop by Place St. Gery, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Brussels online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip app.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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