17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  19 h 15 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Liege, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Colmar, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  3 h 15 min
11
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parc du Cinquantenaire, Belgian Comic Strip Center and Atomium. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online travel route planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Jakarta to Brussels, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in April, with highs in Brussels at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

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

1
night
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center and Gravensteen. On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, then step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ghent day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Brussels to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Ghent are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Church of Our Lady Bruges, Stadhuis, Groeningemuseum, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bruges road trip planning tool .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Groot-Bijgaarden.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium

Groot-Bijgaarden ©
You've now added Floralia - Spring Flower Show to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get your game on at Brussels Kart and then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Grand-Bigard.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Groot-Bijgaarden trip planner .

Getting from Bruges to Groot-Bijgaarden by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Groot-Bijgaarden are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Groot-Bijgaarden

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Floralia - Spring Flower Show ©
Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Brussels Kart ©
Brussels Kart

1
night
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
You've now added Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): put a fun spin on your tour with Enigma Liege, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse, and finally don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liege trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Groot-Bijgaarden to Liege by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Liege, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Liege

Fun & Games Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral) ©
Montagne de Bueren ©
Montagne de Bueren

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip planner .

You can drive from Liege to Luxembourg City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In April in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, Musee d'Orsay, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, wander the streets of Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online day trip planner .

Take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seine River ©
Seine River
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Venice. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Parc Attractions Haut Rhin, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then stop by TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colmar trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux ©
TONIN Creations l'Atelier Amoureux

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lac d'Annecy. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): test your team's savvy at Mysteres du Lac, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy, and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Annecy journey site .

Traveling by car from Colmar to Annecy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Annecy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Parc de la Tete d'Or has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tee off at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lyon trip website .

You can drive from Annecy to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Lyon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Castel Plage. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Castel Plage, and then don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Lyon in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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