17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

7
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Paris is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels journey site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

4
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Panorama Mesdag). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Hague
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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