9 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

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9 days in Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): wander the streets of Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally wander the streets of Montmartre.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Paris. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

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Musée d'Orsay
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe

3
days
Bruges, Belgium

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Minnewater Lake and The Markt. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to Burg Square, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

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Drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

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Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeninge Museum
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally take a stroll through Red Light District. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the galleries of Rembrandt House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum

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