11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally steep yourself in history at Maison d'Erasme.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels attractions planner.

Manila, Philippines to Brussels is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in November, expect Brussels to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique ©
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour or see a show at DOK, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bruges are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

DOK
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Le Marais, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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