12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally wander the streets of The Jordaan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam road trip planning site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in September, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 22°C and lows about 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.
Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve & Gravensteen). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, stroll around Minnewaterpark, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges vacation maker tool .

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ghent
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then head outdoors with Piscine L'Espadon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to 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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