17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

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17 days in Belgium, Luxembourg City & France Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Train:  18​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
You've added Manneken Pis, Tintin Mural Painting, Belgian Comic Strip Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, see the interesting displays at MOOF Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Abbaye de la Cambre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Jakarta in April: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Floralia - Spring Flower Show
Highlights from your plan
Magritte Museum
Magritte Museum
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes European Museum Schengen. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Vianden and Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Chateau de Clervaux (in Clervaux) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and make a trip to Place Guillaume II.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City road trip website .

You can drive from Brussels to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Clervaux, European Museum Schengen, Beaufort Castles, Chateau de Vianden
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Montmartre, Pantheon, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musee Rodin and The Trianons & The Hamlet. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Place de la Concorde.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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.
You've added The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Church of Our Lady Bruges, Stadhuis, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and finally steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', Town Hall (Stadhuis), Groot Begijnhof, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gravensteen and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Arenberg Castle (in Heverlee) and Ghent City Center (in Ghent). See some other sides of Brussels: stop by Passion Chocolat and examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat).

To find where to stay, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Brussels online vacation planner .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Leuven, Ghent, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
Highlights from your plan
Town Hall (Stadhuis) ©
Town Hall (Stadhuis)
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Parc du Cinquantenaire ©
Parc du Cinquantenaire

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