9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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9 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paris Plage, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris itinerary maker website .

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Atomium, wander the streets of Place St. Gery, make a trip to Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip tool .

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 October: highs in Brussels hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then sample the tasty concoctions at De Halve Maan Brewery, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges travel planning tool .

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Shopping
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 6th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and finally stop by Mark Raven Amsterdam Art. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Jordaan, then shop like a local with De Negen Straatjes, then get engrossed in the history at The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally take a stroll through Leidseplein.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route builder website .

You can drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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