6 days in Brussels & Paris Itinerary

6 days in Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Paris, France
— 3 nights


Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Atomium, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels visit planner.

Gainesville, USA to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Gainesville to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gainesville in September, things will get much colder in Brussels: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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