10 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Doha, Qatar

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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August, Paris is colder than Doha - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally don't miss a visit to Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally explore the activities along Etangs d'Ixelles.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker .

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Brouwersgracht and Anne Frank House. Visiting Zandvoort aan Zee and ARTIS will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of Red Light District, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planner.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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