8 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

8 days in The Netherlands, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour builder.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Amsterdam is an approximately 7- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, things will get cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
On the 11th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Atomium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally don't miss a visit to Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels route planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Brussels in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. October in Brussels sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Le Marais, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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