10 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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10 days in Paris, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Durham, United States


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Nogent-le-Roi (Eglise Saint Sulpice & Parc du Chateau de Nogent le Roi) and Eglise Sainte-Anne de Gassicourt (in Mantes-la-Jolie). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, get to know the resident critters at Jardin des Plantes, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning site .

Durham, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Durham to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in March, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (53°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nogent-le-Roi, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Eglise Sainte-Anne de Gassicourt
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, then explore the galleries of Atomium, and then see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then get engrossed in the history at Porte de Hal, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

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

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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 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Markt, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Bruges, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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Amsterdam, Holland

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 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then hike along Park Frankendael, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee

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