9 days in Brussels & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Brussels & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Brussels & Paris Itinerary

Start: Cambridge, United Kingdom
train:  4​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
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.
Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Step out of Brussels to go to Ghent and see Gravensteen, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels journey website .

Cambridge, UK to Brussels is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cambridge to Brussels is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Gravensteen
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site .

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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