14 days in France, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in France, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in France, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Paris, France

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route builder tool .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. December in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gravensteen in Ghent (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Friet Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Gravensteen
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges
Belfry of Bruges

3
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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and make a trip to Atomium.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Zurich takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Zurich, with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Massif de l'Esterel in Agay, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Massif de l'Esterel, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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