16 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes René Magritte Museum, Manneken Pis, Delirium, and other attractions. Visit Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Atomium and Cathedral of Our Lady. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Leuven (Groot Begijnhof & Town Hall (Stadhuis)) and Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels travel route builder website.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Brussels is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Guatemala City to Brussels is 7 hours. Traveling from Guatemala City in June, expect Brussels to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Ghent, Belgium

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Charlie Tours as well as Ghent City Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ghent trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
You've added Historium Brugge, Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, Bruges Ballooning, and other attractions to your itinerary. The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde and Church of Our Lady Bruges will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Step out of Bruges to go to Ostend and see Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, examine the collection at Torture Museum Oude Steen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Annakerk (St Anne's Church), and make a trip to The Markt.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bruges, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Eiffel Tower, National Museum of Natural History, Sainte-Chapelle, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and finally admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Bruges in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.