11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thendon't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, thentest your problem-solving skills at Team Break Paris 9, and then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Paris. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, walk around Castle of Laeken, examine the collection at Atomium, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in April, you will find days in Brussels are little chillier (55°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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.
On the 6th (Wed), get outside with Bruges Art Route, thenexplore the activities along Minnewater Lake, thenlook for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and then get outside with Eric Popelier.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
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 8th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, thenhave some family-friendly fun at TonTon Club Centrum, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Het Twiske, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and then explore the activities along Singel.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Singel ©
Singel

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