21 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

21 days in Belgium, United Kingdom & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Rodin and Paris Plage. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay capture your imagination. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, make a trip to Place de la Bastille, and contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Visiting Calton Hill and Coldingham Sands will get you outdoors. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Glamis Castle in Glamis--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In August, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Coldingham Sands, Glamis Castle
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Glamis Castle ©
Glamis Castle
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Explore London's surroundings by going to Brighton (Brighton Beach & The Lanes). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London journey maker tool.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
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 21st (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and then enjoy the sand and surf at De Panne Beach. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Basilica of the Holy Blood and then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

De Panne Beach
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The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde ©
The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): visit Patershol.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ghent are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Molsbroek
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) ©

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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 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Citadelle (Citadel) and then get engrossed in the history at Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal. Keep things going the next day: see the grandeur of opera at La Monnaie, explore the galleries of Atomium, then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Citadelle (Citadel), Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal
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Citadelle (Citadel) ©
Citadelle (Citadel)
Atomium ©
Atomium

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