Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Safe to bring jewelry onboard
  2. 2 Andalusia, Tangiers, Barcelona?
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip summary: London, England, July 2016
  4. 4 Almalfi coast late March? Or Piedmont?
  5. 5 Trip Report Glorious -- 18 days in Sicily
  6. 6 8 days Skiing, City and Christmas Markets in Central Europe in late Nov
  7. 7 Van Gogh Museum advice
  8. 8 Bamboozled. First trip to Europe. Motorhome v car and other questions...
  9. 9 Solo trip across Europe covering 18 countries
  10. 10 4 days in switzerland
  11. 11 Super Excited! 3 weeks need your help!
  12. 12 European Cooking Secrets
  13. 13 Basque country ideas
  14. 14 Schengen Visa Question - Student Visa / Visitor Visa
  15. 15 Spain itinerary, suggestions please!
  16. 16 Trip changes- added Paris and Florence!
  17. 17 Trip Report Hikrchick & Hikrguy back from (cool & rainy but) fabulous Paris
  18. 18 Need itinerary suggestions for 7 days in Spain before Christmas Eve
  19. 19 plane or train for quick trip Rome to Venice
  20. 20 11 days in Portugal in April - thoughts on itinerary please!
  21. 21 Trip Report the ultimate trip report Barcelona
  22. 22 UK - Celebrating Thanksgiving?
  23. 23 Amalfi Coast to Barcelona
  24. 24 First trip to Italy
  25. 25 How busy are the Rhine & Mosel River Valleys in early May?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Planning our bucket list trip to Paris, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Jump to last reply

We have 3 to 4 weeks to play on our trip from mid to late September til early October. this fall. We would like to spend at least two weeks in Paris (maybe 2 1/2) with a day trip somewhere, 1 week in London (with a day trip or two) and the rest divided between Belgium and Amsterdam.

We have read several tour books, this forum postings and surfed the net for tourism info.

We are foodies who love art, museums, cathedrals and exploring local attractions. We love all cuisines (adventurous eaters) and taking photos. We will be relying on public transportation.

For a day trip from Paris, we are thinking Dijon. Any other suggestions to check out?

In Belgium, we are torn between Brussels or Bruges. Both? Which is more picturesque? Best chocolate and beer:)

Is it worth a train ride on to Amsterdam for a couple of days? Any other suggestions?

This will be our first and quite likely only trip to these regions. Are we overlooking anything?

Are point to point train trips usually reasonable and the way to go? Do we need to buy tickets ahead or can you just show up and buy one the day of the trip other than the Eurostar?

Any suggestions will be very appreciated.
Thank you for your help.

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.