11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Menin Gate Memorial and 2be Beer Wall. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to The Markt, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Bruges is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Newark in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Menin Gate Memorial
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

1
night
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 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, and finally snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ghent itinerary planning app.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. October in Ghent sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and then see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip app.

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

3
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and have some family-friendly fun at Le Tigre du Bain Balles.

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

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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