16 days in Brussels, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Brussels, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Brussels, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Lilongwe, Malawi
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Lilongwe, Malawi

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, sightseeing, childrens museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum, get curious at Atomium, and admire the natural beauty at Laeken Palace.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels vacation builder.

Lilongwe, Malawi to Brussels is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lilongwe to Brussels. Traveling from Lilongwe in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in Brussels. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris custom trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, parks, and breweries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rembrandt House Museum, stroll through Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary maker.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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