35 days in Belgium & Ile-de-France Itinerary

35 days in Belgium & Ile-de-France Itinerary

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Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
— 1 night
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Chatenay-Malabry, France
— 1 night
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Versailles, France
— 5 nights
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
— 3 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 6 nights

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Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Grote Markt. You'll explore and learn at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Heidebos (in Wachtebeke), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Ghent (Parochie Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Sint-Pieters Gent, Ghent City Center, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, get outside with Te Boelaerpark, and examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Antwerp road trip app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Antwerp is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ghent, Heidebos, Molsbroek
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

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Mechelen, Belgium

Mechelen ©
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof Lier, contemplate the long history of Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, then stroll through Fort Van Duffel, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vismarkt.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mechelen trip planning tool.

You can drive from Antwerp to Mechelen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mechelen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Lier, Fort Breendonk, Fort Van Duffel
Highlights from your plan
Fort Van Duffel ©
Fort Van Duffel
Fort Breendonk ©
Fort Breendonk
Vismarkt ©
Vismarkt

6
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Visit Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert for their historical value. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels online tour builder.

You can drive from Mechelen to Brussels in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

7
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Paris sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Boulogne-Billancourt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
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Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais, head off the coast to Parc de L'ile Saint Germain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Sainte Therese de l'Enfant Jesus, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Boulogne-Billancourt trip website.

Boulogne-Billancourt is just a short distance from Paris. In September, daytime highs in Boulogne-Billancourt are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chatenay-Malabry.

Things to do in Boulogne-Billancourt

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Parc de L'ile Saint Germain, Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Réunion des Musées Nationaux et Grand Palais ©
Parc de L'ile Saint Germain ©
Parc de L'ile Saint Germain

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Chatenay-Malabry, France

Chatenay-Malabry ©
Châtenay-Malabry is a commune in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire, contemplate the long history of L'ile Verte, and then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chatenay-Malabry tour itinerary planner.

Chatenay-Malabry is just a short distance from Boulogne-Billancourt. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Chatenay-Malabry

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups ©
Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire ©
Eglise Notre Dame du Calvaire
L'ile Verte ©
L'ile Verte

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
The Royal Chapel and Galerie des Carrosses will appeal to museum buffs. Palace of Versailles and The Trianons & The Hamlet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe, contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Versailles route planner.

Versailles is just a stone's throw from Chatenay-Malabry. In September, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Parc Du Peuple De L'Herbe
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Ieper (Ypres) ©
Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Get some historical perspective at Tyne Cot Cemetery and Poelcapelle British Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and In Flanders Fields Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ieper (Ypres): Blankaart Nature Reserve (in Diksmuide) and Cabour Dunes (in Adinkerke). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, witness the site of a historic battle at WW1 Battlefields Alive, steep yourself in history at The Bluff Crater, and pause for some serene contemplation at Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) day trip planning tool.

Drive from Versailles to Ieper (Ypres) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Zonnebeke, Blankaart Nature Reserve, Poelcapelle British Cemetery, WW1 Battlefields Alive, Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel
Highlights from your plan
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917
The Bluff Crater ©
The Bluff Crater

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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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Groeningemuseum and St. Nicholas' Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Western Cemetery, STAM Ghent City Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Gruuthusemuseum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip app.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ghent, Provincial Domain Bulskampveld
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

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