22 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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22 days in Amsterdam, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bussloo and Zandvoort aan Zee. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Jordaan and Rijksmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster) and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee (in Bloemendaal). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Brouwersgracht, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, tour the pleasant surroundings at ARTIS, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online sightseeing planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam. Traveling from Riyadh in August, things will get much colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bussloo, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Discover out-of-the-way places like Minnewater Lake and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Venture out of the city with trips to The Domain of the Caves of Han (in Han-sur-Lesse), Pairi Daiza (in Brugelette) and Bruges (De Halve Maan Brewery, Beguinage (Begijnhof), & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, experience rural life at Escargotiere de Warnant, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Brussels, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Escargotiere de Warnant, Domaine des Grottes de Han, Pairi Daiza
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

8
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.
Let the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chartres Cathedral and Louvre Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum des Grandes Bruyeres (in Ingrannes) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, steep yourself in history at Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chartres Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Arboretum des Grandes Bruyères
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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