16 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

16 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

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16 days in Holland, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— Few hours
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Bureau Amsterdam and then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam visit planning site .

Mumbai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Amsterdam is minus 4 hours. In December, Amsterdam is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), then sample the tasty concoctions at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZOO Planckendael.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels vacation planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Brussels by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), ZOO Planckendael, De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery
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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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Le Marais and Montmartre. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris road trip app .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux road trip planning app .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Bayeux sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Maison Gosselin, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at The Royal Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Les Delices Fromagers and then delve into the lush surroundings at Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bayeux to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Les Delices Fromagers, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), The Royal Chapel, Parc des Felins
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The Royal Chapel ©
The Royal Chapel
French Arts Factory ©
French Arts Factory

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Natuurgebied Zwanenwater and Strand Egmond aan Zee. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Red Light District. Enjoy Amsterdam some more: meet the residents at ARTIS.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Amsterdam travel website .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Natuurgebied Zwanenwater, Strand Egmond aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee

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