14 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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14 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Paris, France

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Eiffel Tower, Bateaux Mouches, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and other attractions. Appreciate the collections at Chateau de Fontainebleau and Louvre Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Claude Monet, Palace of Versailles, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Flanders Field American Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then examine the collection at STAM Ghent City Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve and then identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paris to Ghent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ghent: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flanders Field American Cemetery, Molsbroek
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
St. Nicholas' Cathedral ©
St. Nicholas' Cathedral
Flanders Field American Cemetery ©
Flanders Field American Cemetery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis) & Cogels Osylei) and Leuven (Town Hall (Stadhuis) & Groot Begijnhof). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Prod - Escape Rooms Brussels.

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You can take a train from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Antwerp, Leuven
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3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Beguinage (Begijnhof) and Jerusalem Chapel & Adornes Domain. Let the collections at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum and Salvador Dali Exhibition capture your imagination. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide), Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark) and Essex Farm Cemetery (in Ieper (Ypres)). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, and take in the history at Battle of Polygon Wood.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bruges road trip site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Huisje van Majutte, Langemark Cemetery, Battle of Polygon Wood, Essex Farm Cemetery, For Freedom Museum
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©

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