12 days in Brussels, Paris & Frankfurt Itinerary

12 days in Brussels, Paris & Frankfurt Itinerary

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1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
3
Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Royal Palace of Brussels. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Maison Cauchie. Change things up with a short trip to Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' in Halle (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, and examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Brussels is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Brussels. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

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Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Île de la Cité and Le Marais. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, stop by Ile Saint-Louis, and admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 23rd (Thu), browse the different shops at Main-Taunus Zentrum. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Eberbach Abbey, take a stroll through Wilhelmstrasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Neroberg.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip planning app.

Getting from Paris to Frankfurt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. May in Frankfurt sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Wiesbaden, Main-Taunus Zentrum, Eberbach Abbey
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Main-Taunus Zentrum ©
Main-Taunus Zentrum
Eberbach Abbey ©
Eberbach Abbey
Neroberg ©
Neroberg

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