11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  18​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally examine the collection at Maison d'Erasme.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder .

Manila, Philippines to Brussels is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Manila in November; daily highs in Brussels reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at DOK City Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Halve Maan Brewery.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip builder .

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DOK
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Île de la Cité and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Escape the urban bustle at Paris Plage and Ile Saint-Louis. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour planner .

You can drive from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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