17 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

17 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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17 days in France, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
4
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  28​h
End: San Diego, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and finally wander the streets of Red Light District. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Efteling.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planning site .

San Diego, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or 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. When traveling from San Diego in November, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 40°F at night. You'll set off for Brussels on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Mini-Europe and Minnewater Lake. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (The Markt, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more) and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) (in Ghent). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle)
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and The Catacombs of Paris make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

3
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, then admire all the interesting features of Ferme de la Sapiniere, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Alligator Bay and then pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Bayeux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Cemetery & Memorial, Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant, Alligator Bay, Mont Saint-Michel
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Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant
Alligator Bay ©
Alligator Bay

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