13 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You've now added Amsterdam Red Light District Tours to your itinerary. Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Peter Pappot Art Gallery. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and Renssen Art Gallery. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then wander the streets of Lower Town, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then make a trip to Place St. Gery, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, 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 September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, get a taste of local nightlife at 2be Beer Wall, then admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges route planner .

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Nature Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges
2be Beer Wall ©
2be Beer Wall

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Moulin Rouge as well as Disneyland Paris. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Interios. Get some cultural insight at Le Marais and Louvre Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the activities along Seine River, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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