10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

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10 days in Belgium, Paris & Strasbourg Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 1 day
train:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 1 night
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 day
train:  1​h
7
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Paris, France

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Atelier des Lumieres, Canal Saint-Martin, Musee de l'Orangerie, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries and then examine the collection at Musee de l'Orangerie. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres and then explore the activities along Canal Saint-Martin.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

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Atelier des Lumieres ©
Atelier des Lumieres
Musee de l'Orangerie ©
Musee de l'Orangerie
Canal Saint-Martin ©
Canal Saint-Martin

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg as well as Centre-ville de Strasbourg. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Saint Peter's Church, then take a stroll through La Petite France, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luxembourg Gardens, Pantheon and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, and then walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Groentenmarkt, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Groentenmarkt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter's Abbey, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, then take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral.

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Drive from Paris to Ghent in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Holy Savior Cathedral (Sint-Salvatorskathedraal), Sint-Janshospitaal, Historic Centre of Brugge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Burg Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, take in the spiritual surroundings of De Vos Almshouse (Godshuis de Vos), then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, then don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brugge Sint Jacobskerk.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bruges online trip builder .

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums
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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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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.
You've added Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Cathedral of Our Lady, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Sint-Jacob Antwerpen, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Antwerp trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites Museums
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Cogels Osylei ©
Cogels Osylei
Grote Markt ©
Grote Markt
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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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.
You've added Mini-Europe, Place des Martyrs, Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sat), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Place des Martyrs, then see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brussels visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Antwerp to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You will leave for home on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
René Magritte Museum ©
René Magritte Museum

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