12 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Farmer's Market Market, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more) and Antwerp (Antwerpen-Centraal & Rivierenhof). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and explore the galleries of Atomium.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Antwerp
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Serres Royales De Laeken ©
Serres Royales De Laeken
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stroll around Vondelpark, get your game on at Museumphoto, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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