19 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

19 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

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19 days in Paris, Belgium & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

6
nights
Paris, France

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 discover tucked-away gems like Chartres Cathedral and Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Reims (Square Colbert & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims), Danses Macabres d’Europe (in Meslay-le-Grenet) and Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-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 India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rouen, Reims, Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, The Trianons & The Hamlet, Chartres Cathedral
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Food Tours
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Antwerpen-Centraal. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip builder website .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antwerpen-Centraal
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Antwerpen-Centraal ©
Antwerpen-Centraal

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Menin Gate Memorial and Belfry of Bruges. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Ghent City Center, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Burg Square, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Menin Gate Memorial, Ghent City Center
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Burg Square ©
Burg Square

6
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 Efteling and The Jordaan. Venture out of the city with trips to Canals area (in Utrecht) and Zuiderzeemuseum (in Enkhuizen). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the spiritual surroundings of Portuguese Synagogue, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Efteling, Canals area, Zaanse Schans, Zuiderzeemuseum
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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