13 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Echternach, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Brussels, Belgium

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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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Brussels Airport, Antwerp International Airport (Deurne), Brussels South Charleroi Airport and Liège Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, don't miss a visit to The Markt, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip tool .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Echternach.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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Echternach, Luxembourg

Echternach ©
Echternach is a commune with town status in the canton of Echternach, which is part of the district of Grevenmacher, in eastern Luxembourg. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Larochette Castle, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vianden, and then trek along Mullerthal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Abbey of Echternach, stroll through Gorges du loup, and then learn about all things military at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Echternach itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Echternach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Echternach can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Echternach

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Mullerthal Trail, Larochette Castle, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Mullerthal Trail ©
Mullerthal Trail
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken), Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Echternach to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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