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

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night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and finally stop by Edwart Chocolatier Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pari Roller, then wander the streets of Le Marais, then look for gifts at Les Expressives, and finally take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): make a trip to Place St. Gery, make a trip to Atomium, then delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cantillon Brewery, then stop by Elisabeth, and finally stop by De Biertempel.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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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 4th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, stop by The Bottle Shop, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then get a taste of local nightlife at 2be Beer Wall, and finally stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by 't Apostelientje, then stop by De Bierboom, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges route site .

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with TASCHEN Store Amsterdam, then meet the residents at ARTIS, then take an in-depth tour of The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum), and finally catch a live performance at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Red Light District, take in the exciting artwork at Mark Raven Amsterdam Art, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, stop by Het Oud-Hollandsch Snoepwinketje, then stop by De Kaaskamer, and finally look for gifts at PGC Hajenius.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planner .

Drive from Bruges to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Red Light District ©
Red Light District
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

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