16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Belgium, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
5
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
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 Hop On Hop Off to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hit the sights you want to with Hop On Hop Off and then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then walk around Vondelpark.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 67°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren as well as Carpentier-Goegebeuer. Attractions like The Markt and Friet Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Friet Museum ©
Friet Museum

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Graslei and Korenlei as well as Gravensteen. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen and then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ghent fast, fun, and easy.

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. In September, daytime highs in Ghent are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

3
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.
You've now added Cantillon Brewery to your itinerary. Attractions like Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles) and Bois de la Cambre make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Brussels to go to Mons and see Grand Place, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip site .

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Brussels, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trip

Grand Place
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Bois de la Cambre ©
Bois de la Cambre

few
hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip tool .

You will leave for Paris on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Parks
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5
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 Disneyland Paris, Eiffel Tower and Luxembourg Gardens. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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