21 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 15 min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Train + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Paris, France

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Rodin and Île de la Cité. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: stop by Montmartre, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, make a trip to Place de la Bastille, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Visiting Calton Hill and Coldingham Sands will get you outdoors. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Glamis Castle in Glamis--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip maker site.

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Paris to Edinburgh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Coldingham Sands, Glamis Castle
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Explore London's surroundings by going to Brighton (Brighton Beach & The Lanes). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and catch a live performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London journey maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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.
On the 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and then enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

De Panne Beach
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): visit Patershol.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip planning tool.

Ghent is very close to Bruges. In August, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Molsbroek
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) ©

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.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel) and then get engrossed in the history at Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal. Keep things going the next day: see the grandeur of opera at La Monnaie, explore the galleries of Atomium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Citadelle (Citadel), Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal
Highlights from your plan
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
Atomium ©
Atomium

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