16 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ile Saint-Louis and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool .

Newark, USA to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Highlights from your plan
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tyne Cot Cemetery and Burg Square. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Torture Museum Oude Steen, & more), Bastogne War Museum (in Bastogne) and Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the landmark architecture of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in November, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp, Chateau de Bouillon, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Bastogne War Museum
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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.
Get outdoors at Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel and Noordhollands Duinreservaat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Badstrand Hargen aan Zee (in Groet) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Amstel.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Duinen van Texel, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Noordhollands Duinreservaat, Badstrand Hargen aan Zee, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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