12 days in Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Spa, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights

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 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, thenexamine the collection at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in May; daily highs in Zurich reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Burg Square, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, thensee the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bruges route planner.

Fly from Zurich to Bruges in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Zurich in June: highs in Bruges hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Spa.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

2
nights
Spa, Belgium

Spa ©
Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. On the 5th (Wed), get in on the family fun at PlopsaCoo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Remouchamps, thenmeet the residents at Le Monde Sauvage, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Spa day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Spa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Spa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Spa

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

PlopsaCoo, Forestia, Le Monde Sauvage, Grottes de Remouchamps
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PlopsaCoo ©
PlopsaCoo
Forestia ©
Forestia
Grottes de Remouchamps ©
Grottes de Remouchamps

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Atomium and Grand Place. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Brugelette to see Pairi Daiza about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary builder app.

Drive from Spa to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Brussels sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pairi Daiza
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Pairi Daiza ©
Pairi Daiza
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

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