43 days in Paris & Belgium Itinerary

43 days in Paris & Belgium Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 19 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Mons, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 9 nights
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Hoogstraten, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 19 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, Galerie des Carrosses, &more). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris day trip site.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in November, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 30:

Bruges, Belgium

— 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Gravensteen, &more), Ieper (Ypres) (Confrontours - Battlefield Tours & Menin Gate Memorial) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mons.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 8:

Mons, Belgium

— 4 nights
Not far from Brussels, Mons is home to a World Heritage Site, the former home of Van Gogh, and Roman ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mons: Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville), Brasserie des Fagnes - Fabrication de Bieres Speciales (in Mariembourg) and Comedie Centrale de Charleroi (in Charleroi). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Pairi Daiza, get engrossed in the history at Association pour la Sauvegarde du Vicinal, sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie St Feuillien, and relax and rejuvenate at Alter Ego Dream Spa.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mons travel planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Mons in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Mons are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Mons

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Brussels, Belgium

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mons to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hoogstraten.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 21:

Hoogstraten, Belgium

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a tour by water with Goodlife Cablepark, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoogstraten holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Hoogstraten takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hoogstraten

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.