21 days in France, Belgium & London Itinerary

21 days in France, Belgium & London Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges route site.

Traveling by combination of car and train from London to Bruges takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
On the 13th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Pairi Daiza, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

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.
Strasbourg is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the striking features of Place Kleber, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. December in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Old Town, visit Little Venice, then make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, then don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then don't miss a visit to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colmar travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

On the 20th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): discover the magic at Walt Disney Studios Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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