22 days in France, Brussels & Andorra Itinerary

22 days in France, Brussels & Andorra Itinerary

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22 days in France, Brussels & Andorra Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
3
Arinsal, Andorra
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Belfry of Bruges, & more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and don't miss a visit to Atomium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Brussels is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Brussels, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Brussels reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Paris, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Arinsal.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Arinsal, Andorra

Arinsal ©
Arinsal is a village in Andorra, set at an altitude of between 1550 and 2560 metres, close to the border with Spain at Tor, Pallars. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Esglesia de Sant Miquel d'Engolasters and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Comapedrosa Valley National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get great views at Mirador del Roc del Quer, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, then admire the striking features of Casa de la Vall, and finally appreciate the views at Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Arinsal visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Arinsal in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Arinsal

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Comapedrosa Valley National Park, Mirador del Roc del Quer, Church of Sant Joan de Caselles, Casa de la Vall
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Comapedrosa Valley National Park ©
Comapedrosa Valley National Park
Mirador del Roc del Quer ©
Mirador del Roc del Quer
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley ©
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley

4
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, enjoy the sand and surf at La plage, stroll through Plage La Capte, and browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marseille trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arinsal to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In September in Marseille, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Le Lavandou, Aix-en-Provence, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Plage La Capte
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Plage La Capte ©
Plage La Capte
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Villeneuve-Loubet), Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay) and Le Nomade (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Le Nomade, Massif de l'Esterel
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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