11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
3
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Indianapolis, United States

2
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.
You've added Sainte-Chapelle, Musee d'Orsay, Eiffel Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of local nightlife at Paris by Martin & Friends, and finally stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

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Indianapolis, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Indianapolis in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then examine the collection at Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), and then view the masterpieces at Salvador Dali Exhibition. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Minnewaterpark, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Patershol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Prinsenhof, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Ghent City Center, and finally wander the streets of Post Plaza.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ghent journey planning app .

Ghent is just a stone's throw from Bruges. In August in Ghent, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail ©
Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cantillon Brewery as well as Beer Tastings & Tours. On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), wander the streets of Lower Town, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, and finally make a trip to Grand Place. 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 learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then examine the collection at Atomium, and finally wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

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Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Brussels sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Louvre Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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