11 days in Belgium, London & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, London & Paris Itinerary

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11 days in Belgium, London & Paris Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
De Panne, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London vacation maker website.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in London at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning website.

Take a train from London to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to De Panne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
De Panne, Belgium

De Panne ©
Once a quiet fishing village, De Panne has become a buzzing beach resort with natural sand dunes that provide good views and an even better story. You'll find beachfront beer stalls and seaside activities along the coast of the North Sea.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach and then find something for the whole family at PlopsaLand De Panne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Blankenberge, brush up on your military savvy at Atlantic Wall Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Heilig-Hartkerk.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the De Panne visit planner.

Drive from Paris to De Panne in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in De Panne to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in De Panne

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ostend, SEA LIFE Blankenberge
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De Panne Beach ©
De Panne Beach
PlopsaLand De Panne ©
PlopsaLand De Panne
SEA LIFE Blankenberge ©
SEA LIFE Blankenberge

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and then see the interesting displays at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels online trip planner.

Traveling by car from De Panne to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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