8 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then examine the collection at Amsterdam Pipe Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour itinerary tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Amsterdam at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Must see
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Must see
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Provinciaal Hof, don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker website.

Getting from Amsterdam to Bruges by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Parks
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Religious Site
Basilica of the Holy Blood
4.5
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Landmark
The Markt
4.4

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

Capital of Europe

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 5th (Thu), take a stroll through Place St. Gery, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels vacation site.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Le Marais, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Paris vacation builder site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Architectural Building
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

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