13 days in France, Luxembourg City & Belgium Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
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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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online visit planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Metz.
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Nightlife · Shopping · Tours · Fun & Games
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Metz, France — 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Quartier Imperial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Martin, then don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint-Maximin, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Comedie.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Metz driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Metz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Metz sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Historic Sites
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Strasbourg, France — 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 19th (Mon), stop by La Petite France, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Protestante Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune, and finally steep yourself in history at La Neustadt.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg driving holiday website.

You can drive from Metz to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at Museum Drai Eechelen and Fort Thungen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Chemin de la Corniche and Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Barrio Grund, meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux, pause for some photo ops at Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', and step into the grandiose world of Grand Ducal Palace.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Strasbourg in June, you will find days in Luxembourg City are little chillier (71°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Brussels Comics Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mont des Arts, see the interesting displays at illusion Brussels, and explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum.

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Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antwerp.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Antwerp, Belgium — 1 night

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp vacation planning website.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium

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 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Walburgakerk.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Antwerp to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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