17 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll through Vondelpark, and wander the streets of Red Light District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam journey builder app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in July, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 Bruges with an excursion to Saint Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday app .

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Saint Bavo's Cathedral
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

4
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bois de la Cambre, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels route tool .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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