4 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

4 days in Belgium & France Itinerary

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1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
3
Caen, France
— 1 night


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Brussels, Belgium

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The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, thencontemplate the long history of Grand Place, thenexplore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and finally make a trip to Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), thensteep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, thenbrowse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels itinerary builder site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Brussels is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

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Grand Place
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Atomium

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Paris, France

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, thendon't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris vacation site.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Caen.

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Arc de Triomphe
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Champs-Elysees
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Sainte-Chapelle

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Caen, France

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Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Chateau de Caen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Hommes, take in the exciting artwork at Frac Basse Normandie, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye aux Dames, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pegasus Memorial.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Caen trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Caen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in July; daily highs in Caen reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Pegasus Memorial
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Abbaye aux Dames
Abbaye aux Hommes
Abbaye aux Hommes

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