17 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 10 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

10
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 off the beaten path and head to Chartres Cathedral and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Chalette Sur Loing (in Chalette-sur-Loing), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chalette Sur Loing, Goat Nesle the Reposte, Champagne Tarlant, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ghent
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam planning website .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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

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