12 days in Paris, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fondation Claude Monet and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Step off the beaten path and head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Pairi Daiza. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Atomium, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza

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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 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, thensteep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to The Markt. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to Burg Square.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Visit Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof for their historical value. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder app.

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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