11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Île de la Cité and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Beer Museum and then make a trip to Grand Place. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Atomium, thensee the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip site.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Tours
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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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 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, examine the collection at Torture Museum Oude Steen, thenstop by The Old Chocolate House, thentake in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges holiday maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums 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
Torture Museum Oude Steen ©
Torture Museum Oude Steen

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©

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