10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
You've added Atelier des Lumieres, Canal Saint-Martin, Musee de l'Orangerie, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries and then examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres and then take a stroll through Canal Saint-Martin.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Strasbourg, France

— 1 day

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg as well as Centre-ville de Strasbourg. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, wander the streets of La Petite France, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Paul, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg tour builder website.

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

Your day by day itinerary now includes Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, and then walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris journey tool.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Parks
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Ghent, Belgium

— 1 night
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 list of things to see and do now includes Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Groentenmarkt, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Groentenmarkt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Pieters-abdij, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip builder app.

Getting from Paris to Ghent by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Bruges, Belgium

— 1 night

Venice of the North

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 Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Sint-Janshospitaal, Historic Centre of Brugge, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Burg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Bruges sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums
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Antwerp, Belgium

— 1 day
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
You've added Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums
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Brussels, Belgium

— 3 nights

Capital of Europe

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 list of things to see and do now includes Mini-Europe, Place des Martyrs, Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and other attractions. On the 12th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Place des Martyrs, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.