11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
8
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
Train:  45 min
9
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
10
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Paris, France
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
13
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Grand Place has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Grand Place.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Brussels is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Brussels. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, don't miss a visit to Brugse Vrije, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then examine the collection at Friet Museum, and finally stop by Carpentier-Goegebeuer.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bruges tour planning site.

Take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Historium Brugge ©
Historium Brugge
Friet Museum ©
Friet Museum
Stadhuis ©
Stadhuis

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Museums
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Patershol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then admire the striking features of O.L.V. St Peter's Church, and finally explore the galleries of Gravensteen.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ghent tour planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. May in Ghent sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Patershol ©
Patershol

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip site.

Getting from Ghent to Brussels by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vlaeykensgang, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

Make your Antwerp itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Take a train from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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day
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Disneyland Paris. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels road trip tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Paris, France

Paris ©
Louvre Museum has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Louvre Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Paris planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Atomium and Place St. Gery. When in Brussels, make a side trip to see Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' in Halle, approximately Halle away. Explore Brussels further: get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels vacation tool.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Atomium ©
Atomium

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