15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

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15 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & France Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Amsterdam is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Bruges is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

Before you visit Bruges, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip tool .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

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

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and then make a trip to Place Massena. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nice route builder.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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