18 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and Eiffel Tower. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning tool.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Carpentier-Goegebeuer. Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels journey tool.

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjes. Get a sense of the local culture at Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Zandvoort to see Zandvoort aan Zee about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Singel.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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