21 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

21 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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21 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, explore the activities along Seine River, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris trip maker app .

Vancouver, Canada to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Get a sense of the local culture at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Historic Centre of Brugge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Arboretum Wespelaar (in Haacht) and Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Minnewater Lake, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and explore the world behind art at Rene Magritte House Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Brussels when traveling from Paris in March, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Arboretum Wespelaar
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House. Head to De Negen Straatjes and Leidsepleinfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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