8 days in Brussels, Luxembourg & Annecy Itinerary

8 days in Brussels, Luxembourg & Annecy Itinerary

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8 days in Brussels, Luxembourg & Annecy Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Stadhuis, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Brussels holiday app .

Istanbul, Turkey to Brussels is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Istanbul in January, with highs in Brussels at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Bruges
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

2
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Place Guillaume II, then explore the world behind art at Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vianden, and finally see the interesting displays at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find photos, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City tour planning site .

Getting from Brussels to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Annecy.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
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Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche
Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Tournette and then hit the slopes at Esf la Clusaz.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Annecy online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Luxembourg City to Annecy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. When traveling from Luxembourg City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Annecy, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Esf la Clusaz
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville
La Tournette ©
La Tournette

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