17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + train:  18​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
5
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Dijon, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
7
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
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.
You've now added Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique to your itinerary. On the 6th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in April, things will get much colder in Brussels: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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day
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.
You've added Ghent City Center, The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Stadhuis, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gravensteen.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc du Cinquantenaire as well as Atomium. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Abbaye de la Cambre, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, then examine the collection at MOOF Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel route tool .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Floralia - Spring Flower Show
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Belgian Comic Strip Center ©
Belgian Comic Strip Center
Atomium ©
Atomium
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes European Museum Schengen. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), don't miss a visit to Place Guillaume II, see the interesting displays at European Museum Schengen, don't miss a visit to Place d'Armes, then steep yourself in history at Casemates du Bock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vianden, then learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal).

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, European Museum Schengen, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

2
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Little Venice has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then examine the collection at Musee du Jouet, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Musée d'Unterlinden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Martin, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiale Saint-Martin.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colmar day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Luxembourg City in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colmar: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Dijon.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille Ville
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

2
nights
Dijon, France

Dijon ©
Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chartreuse de Champmol et Puits de Moise, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Art Sacre, get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then trek along Owl's Trail, and finally see the interesting displays at Mulot & Petitjean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Rue Des Forges, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle des Elus, stop by Fromagerie Gaugry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Michel de Dijon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Magnin.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dijon trip planner .

Traveling by train from Colmar to Dijon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Dijon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Dijon

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Fromagerie Gaugry
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Musee Magnin ©
Musee Magnin
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon ©
Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne ©
Musee de la Vie Bourguignonne

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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 Disneyland Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee de l'Orangerie and Conciergerie. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde and admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Getting from Dijon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Groot Begijnhof, Town Hall (Stadhuis) and Manneken Pis. On the 19th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels, don't miss a visit to Groot Begijnhof, then admire the landmark architecture of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally step into the grandiose world of Arenberg Castle. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally stop by Passion Chocolat.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels itinerary app .

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Leuven
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Arenberg Castle ©
Arenberg Castle
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

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