21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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21 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 8 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Manama, Bahrain

8
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Visiting Zandvoort aan Zee and MokumBoat will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, choose your vessel at Leemstar, Amsterdam Canal Cruises, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam online tour itinerary planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Amsterdam is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Manama in August, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

6
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, De Halve Maan Brewery, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Île de la Cité will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and steep yourself in history at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in August, you will find days in Paris are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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