15 days in France, Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

15 days in France, Belgium & Luxembourg City Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 1 night
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Verdun, France
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Metz, France
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Bastogne, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
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Dunkirk, France
— 1 night
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Calais, France
— 1 night
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Amiens, France
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Rouen, France
— 1 night
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Le Havre, France
— 1 night
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Caen, France
— 1 night
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Reims.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Reims, France

— 1 night

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims visit planning tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Reims in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Reims, with lows of 7°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites
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Verdun, France

The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., then take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Verdun online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Reims to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Metz.

Things to do in Verdun

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Metz, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): slough off your stress at Turkish baths and then take in the history at Group Fortifications of Aisne.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Metz trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Verdun to Metz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Metz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Metz

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trip

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Metz to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Bastogne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Bastogne, Belgium

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Au Pays d'Ardenne Original Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, and then appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square.

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Getting from Luxembourg City to Bastogne by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bastogne

Museums · Historic Sites
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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 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and then browse the exhibits of Atomium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Brussels takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antwerp trip itinerary website.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Markt and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Dunkirk.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites
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Dunkirk, France

— 1 night
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunkirk trip planning site.

Drive from Bruges to Dunkirk in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 11th (Tue), you're off to Calais.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Calais, France

— 1 night

Gate to the North

Overlooking the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point of the English Channel, Calais is a major port for ferry traffic between France and England as the closest French town to Dover.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Les Baraques Military Cemetery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Calais trip builder site.

You can drive from Dunkirk to Calais in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amiens.

Things to do in Calais

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Amiens, France

City of Canals

Lovers of literature will adore Amiens as the hometown of author Jules Verne, along with the Somme canal linked to the Canal du Nord that runs through the town to the English Channel.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, pause for some photo ops at Australian National Memorial, and then stop by Carnet de Voyages.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amiens attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Calais to Amiens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Amiens sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Amiens

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Rouen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and then admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

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Traveling by car from Amiens to Rouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Rouen sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Le Havre.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites
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Le Havre, France

— 1 night
Le Havre is a port city at the mouth of the Seine, on the English Channel in Upper Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Carre du Theatre de l'Hotel de Ville and then admire the striking features of Villa Nordique.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Havre trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Le Havre takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Le Havre, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Caen.

Things to do in Le Havre

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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Caen, France

— 1 night

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): gain some tasty knowledge on La Compagnie des Terroirs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at D-Day Monument, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Caen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Le Havre to Caen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Caen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Caen

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 1 night
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, then pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mont Saint-Michel.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

You can drive from Caen to Mont-Saint-Michel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Mont-Saint-Michel are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.