11 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

11 days in France & Brussels Itinerary

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Fly to Paris CDG, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chambord, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Toulouse, France
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

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 14th (Mon): examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Brussels is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Brussels, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in February, expect Brussels to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Place de la Bastille, Esplanade des Invalides and Moulin Rouge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

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Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in Paris sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chambord.
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Chambord, France — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Chateau de Chambord. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny and then make a trip to Chateau de Chambord.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chambord vacation website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Chambord takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February in Chambord, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 1 night

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St. Andre Cathedral, Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux and Grand Theatre. On the 20th (Sun), experience the emotional art of opera at Grand Theatre, don't miss a visit to Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Chambord to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, Bordeaux is a bit warmer than Chambord - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. You will leave for Toulouse on the 21st (Mon).
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Toulouse, France — 1 night

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Galerie 21 Toulouse, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Augustins, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Sernin, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japonais, and finally make a trip to Le Capitole.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Toulouse in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Toulouse are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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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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