17 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, United States

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

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 (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 70°F and lows about 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Antwerpen-Centraal in Antwerp (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for little chillier days in Brussels, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Antwerpen-Centraal
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Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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