11 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Ghent Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Ghent Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights

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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.
On the 29th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally wander the streets of Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah, then don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online vacation maker.

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Paris. In June, Paris is little chillier than Newark - with highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Visit Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and make a trip to The Amstel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gravensteen and Belfry of Bruges. Get a sense of the local culture at Atlantikwall Raversyde and Groeningemuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ghent: Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Amsterdam to Ghent in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bruges, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Atlantikwall Raversyde
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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