17 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Holland & Paris Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Lisse, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
bus + train:  3​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin des Tuileries as well as Bateaux Parisiens. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trocadero and Latin Quarter. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Trocadero ©
Trocadero
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter

2
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 your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then stop by Pierre Marcolini, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels journey builder tool .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lisse.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest

2
nights
Lisse, Holland

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lisse trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Brussels to Lisse by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. September in Lisse sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Westeinderplassen
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Westeinderplassen ©
Westeinderplassen
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordaan and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas. Escape the urban bustle at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and The Amstel. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Herengracht, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and squeeze the most out of the city with Amsterdam City Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Take a train from Lisse to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, Amsterdam City Tours, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel ©
Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©

2
nights
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.
Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Bruges Art Route, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Bruges Art Route ©
Bruges Art Route
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville.

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Drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore ©
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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