9 days in Belgium, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Belgium, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Grand Place, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Brussels is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Brussels at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Stadhuis, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then examine the collection at Friet Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bruges vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Paris are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Museums · Parks
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Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.