11 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Nashville, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Nashville, United States

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and De Duif. Visiting Strand Egmond aan Zee and Duinreservaat Castricum will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll through ARTIS, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

Nashville, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Nashville in September, with highs in Amsterdam at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Strand Egmond aan Zee, Duinreservaat Castricum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Burg Square, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then kick back and relax at De Haan beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Dunes of Bredene.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruges trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Bruges, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Bruges

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Dunes of Bredene, De Haan beach
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

1
night
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, then see the interesting displays at Bastogne War Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and finally appreciate the history behind Mardasson Memorial.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bastogne online visit planner .

Drive from Bruges to Bastogne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

German War Cemetery
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery
101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne ©

1
night
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 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

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You can drive from Bastogne to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris journey planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Paris sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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