15 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  10​h
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30​min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.
Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and De Panne Beach. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bruges is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Bruges is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

De Panne Beach
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Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at DOK City Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at De Assels.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ghent trip planner .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. June in Ghent sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sint-Annastrand and Atomium. Let the collections at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum and Musee Magritte Museum - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip app .

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sint-Annastrand
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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.
Get some cultural insight at Le Marais and Arc de Triomphe. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Appartement-Atelier de Le Corbusier. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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