18 days in France, Brussels & Bastogne Itinerary

18 days in France, Brussels & Bastogne Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bastogne, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Epernay, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chenonceaux, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), make a trip to Grand Place, ponder the world of politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Phoenix, USA to Brussels is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Phoenix to Brussels. Traveling from Phoenix in November, expect nights in Brussels to be little chillier, around 38°F, while days are much colder, around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bastogne.

Things to do in Brussels

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Bastogne, Belgium

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II.
You've now added Mardasson Memorial to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square, get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Piconrue - Musee de la Grande Ardenne, then pause for some photo ops at General George S. Patton Memorial, and finally examine the collection at Au Pays d'Ardenne Original Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Domaine Des Grottes De Han, then don't miss a visit to Frans-Duitse begraafplaats van Maissin, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouillon, and finally get great views at Point de vue sur Frahan.

Make your Bastogne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Brussels to Bastogne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Epernay.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Epernay, France

Capital of Champagne

Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): do a tasting at Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, do a tasting at Champagne Boizel - Atelier 1834, do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, learn about winemaking at Mercier, then get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne, and finally do a tasting at Champagne De Castellane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then do a tasting at Bulles et Bonheur champagne Elodie D, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Alfred Gratien, and finally do a tasting at Champagne DOMI.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Epernay driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Bastogne to Epernay in 2.5 hours. November in Epernay sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Moet et Chandon ©
Winery / Vineyard
Moet et Chandon
4.2
Champagne DOMI ©
Winery / Vineyard
Champagne DOMI
4.9
Champagne Alfred Gratien ©
Winery / Vineyard
Champagne Alfred Gratien
4.9

3
nights
Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planning site.

You can drive from Epernay to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chenonceaux.

Things to do in Paris

Highlights from your trip
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Arc de Triomphe ©
Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

2
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Chenonceaux, France

Situated in the valley of the river Cher within the tributary of the Loire, Chenonceaux has a unique location in the Touraine-Chenonceaux wine-growing area.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau, look for gifts at La Balade des Fromages, then admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Montresor, and finally explore the historical opulence of chateau Montpoupon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Collegiate Church of St John the Baptist, do a tasting at Troglo Degusto, then examine the collection at La Magnanerie, and finally walk around Family Park.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chenonceaux trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Chenonceaux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Chenonceaux sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Chenonceaux

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Troglo Degusto ©
Must see
Troglo Degusto
4.7
Chateau de Chenonceau ©
Specialty Museum
Chateau de Chenonceau
4.6
La Magnanerie ©
Specialty Museum
La Magnanerie
4.6

3
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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Reporters Memorial, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, then make a trip to Atelier Galerie Ludovic Grand-Guillot, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Memorial de Caen, browse the exhibits of Musee Memorial de la Bataille de Normandie, and then steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip planning website.

Getting from Chenonceaux to Bayeux by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Memorial de Caen
Military Museum
Memorial de Caen
4.4

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