18 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Take a break from the city and head to Etangs d'Ixelles and Sonian Forest. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels tour builder website.

Seoul, South Korea to Brussels is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Korean Standard Time (KST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Seoul in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brussels, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, then wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then wander the streets of Le Marais, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris journey maker app.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Paris are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Antwerp.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Grote Markt. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then get a taste of the local shopping with Meir, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antwerp Zoo (Dierentuin).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp holiday site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Antwerp takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Meir ©
Meir
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Pierre Marcolini ©
Pierre Marcolini

2
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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the world behind art at Design Museum Gent, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and then stop by Dille and Kamille. Keep things going the next day: explore the venue of DOK, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and finally contemplate the long history of Graslei and Korenlei.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

3
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Liege, Belgium

Liege ©

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle de Dinant, and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel).

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liege route maker app.

You can drive from Ghent to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Liege, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Citadelle de Dinant ©
Citadelle de Dinant
Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)

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