18 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees will thrill your kids. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and visit Le Marais.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Shop till you drop at Leidseplein and De 9 Straatjes. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, look for gifts at GERETTI Jewellery & Diamonds, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Antwerp vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Amsterdam to Antwerp in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Do your shopping at Carpentier-Goegebeuer and Chocolaterie Sukerbuyc. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges day trip website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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