10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  45​min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, then wander the streets of Trocadero, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

1
day
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. October in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul
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Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul
La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul ©
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul

1
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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Aignan, contemplate the long history of Hotel de Ville, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then get a taste of the local shopping with Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Strasbourg to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Eglise St-Aignan
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis ©
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Saint Peter's Abbey and Graslei and Korenlei. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter's Abbey, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then take a stroll through Patershol, and finally explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent online route builder .

You can drive from Paris to Ghent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

1
night
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Burg Square, Basilica of the Holy Blood, Bruges Ballooning, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Burg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip website .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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night
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul's Church.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Brussels, Mons, Begijnhof Lier, Le Bois du Cazier, Abbaye de Villers
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

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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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Place des Martyrs, Horta Museum (Musee Horta) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. On the 12th (Sat), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, explore the galleries of Atomium, shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally don't miss a visit to Place des Martyrs.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels holiday builder site .

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum
Atomium ©
Atomium

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