7 days in Bruges, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

7 days in Bruges, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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7 days in Bruges, Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the galleries of Gravensteen, take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, then don't miss a visit to Burg Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof). On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of In Flanders Fields Museum, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, then stroll the grounds of Tyne Cot Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip builder tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bruges is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Bruges at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghent, Zonnebeke, In Flanders Fields Museum
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Beguinage (Begijnhof) ©
Beguinage (Begijnhof)
Tyne Cot Cemetery ©
Tyne Cot Cemetery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Train World, examine the collection at Atomium, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels sightseeing site .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Train World ©
Train World
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then take a stroll through Trocadero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, and finally wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, then steep yourself in history at Chateau of Vincennes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chateau de Chantilly, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Chantilly
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Chantilly
Chateau de Chantilly

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