8 days in Paris, Belgium & Berlin Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Belgium & Berlin Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night


Paris, France

— 3 nights

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.
Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: visit Montmartre, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Interios, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Paris is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Valletta in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, then look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, examine the collection at Diamond Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Bruges are a bit cooler (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature
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Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and finally make a trip to Atomium.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Berlin, Germany

— 1 night

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to East Side Gallery, then take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and then explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin trip builder tool.

Fly from Brussels to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Belgium travel guide

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.