11 days in Belgium, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Visit Eiffel Tower and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Caldas Novas, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 22-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Caldas Novas to Paris. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and finally examine the collection at Atomium. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels route planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally make a trip to Belfry of Bruges.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bruges online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
day
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Geneva online trip builder.

You can fly from Bruges to Geneva in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kaferberg, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Rigi ©
Rigi
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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