13 days in France & Belgium Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Nice, France
— 4 nights


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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip tool.

Take a train from Paris to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Bruges.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, make a trip to The Markt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

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You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. March in Bruges sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly to Nice.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Village de Mougins (in Mougins). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, look for gifts at La Cave de Stephane, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bruges to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Nice is somewhat warmer than Bruges - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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France travel guide

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.

Belgium travel guide

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.