13 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Belgium, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
5
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil

4
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. Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the activities along Seine River, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Paris. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Porto Alegre in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Caresse de Tigre, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Beer Museum, browse the exhibits of Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take in the exciting artwork at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Avenue Louise, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), shop like a local with Thema Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Studio Baxton, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Patinoire Royale.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip planning tool .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Bruges are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Nature Museums
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

1
night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 8th (Sat), you're off toRotterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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1
night
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Rotterdam ©
Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Markthal, stop by Monsieur Saucisson, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, admire the landmark architecture of Euromast, then explore the world behind art at Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rotterdam online journey builder .

Getting from Antwerp to Rotterdam by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rotterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museum Paul Tetar van Elven, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Markthal ©
Markthal
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven ©
Museum Paul Tetar van Elven

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.
Marina Volendam has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and KochxBos Art Gallery. Get outdoors at Zandvoort aan Zee and Singel. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site .

Take a train from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Marina Volendam
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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