17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

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17 days in France, Belgium & Holland Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
5
Zandvoort, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dublin, Ireland

5
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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and The Army Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Trocadero, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour site .

Dublin, Ireland to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Paris. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire. Atomium and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), wander the streets of Place St. Gery, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Paris to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, examine the collection at Rockox House, get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, then pause for some photo ops at Hendrik Conscience Statue, and finally admire the striking features of Carolus Borromeus Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Middelheim Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. September in Antwerp sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Antwerp

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MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei

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 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Amsterdam Tulip Museum and then examine the collection at Amsterdam Cheese Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, then get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, and finally get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum.

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Take a train from Antwerp to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zandvoort.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam ©
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
Willet-Holthuysen Museum ©
Willet-Holthuysen Museum

2
nights
Zandvoort, Holland

Zandvoort ©
Zandvoort is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland.Zandvoort is one of the major beach resorts of the Netherlands; it has a long sandy beach, bordered by coastal dunes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kennemerduinen an der Nordsee and Bleekemolens Race Planet Zandvoort. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee, bet on your favorite at Circuit Park Zandvoort, and try to win big at Holland Casino Zandvoort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zandvoort day trip planning site .

Zandvoort is just a stone's throw from Amsterdam. In September in Zandvoort, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zandvoort

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Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee
Bleekemolens Race Planet Zandvoort ©
Circuit Park Zandvoort ©
Circuit Park Zandvoort

1
night
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Micropia and then examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Amsterdam is just a stone's throw from Zandvoort. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Micropia ©
Micropia

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