16 days in Belgium, Paris & Lille Itinerary

16 days in Belgium, Paris & Lille Itinerary

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16 days in Belgium, Paris & Lille Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  7​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Lille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Ghent, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Val d'Europe Shopping Center, Disney Village and Disneyland Paris. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): browse the different shops at Val d'Europe Shopping Center and then stop by Disney Village. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Lille on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Marne-la-Vallee
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Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Val d'Europe Shopping Center ©
Val d'Europe Shopping Center
Disney Village ©
Disney Village

3
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Euralille, Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, Place Rihour, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vieux-Lille and Old Stock Exchange. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Grande Place.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lille trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Paris to Lille by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toBruges.

Things to do in Lille

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Vieux-Lille ©
Vieux-Lille
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille ©
Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille
Old Stock Exchange ©
Old Stock Exchange

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rozenhoedkaai as well as Chocolatier Dumon. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then make a trip to Provinciaal Hof, and finally take in the waterfront at Rozenhoedkaai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stop by Chocolatier Dumon, make a trip to The Markt, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary planning website .

Drive from Lille to Bruges in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges

2
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gravensteen, Groentenmarkt, Boat in Gent, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Gravensteen, then don't miss a visit to Groentenmarkt, then see what you want with Boat in Gent, and finally take a stroll through Patershol.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ghent travel route planning app .

Ghent is just a short distance from Bruges. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
St Michael's Bridge ©
St Michael's Bridge

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Coudenberg Palace, Maison Dandoy - Grand Place, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, don't miss a visit to Coudenberg Palace, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, then see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Justice Palace (Palais de Justice).

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Ghent to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Brussels are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Royal Palace of Brussels ©
Royal Palace of Brussels

4
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Groenplaats, Brabo, Steen Castle, and other attractions. Cathedral of Our Lady and Grote Markt will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp online trip builder .

You can take a train from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will leave for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paleis op de Meir ©
Paleis op de Meir
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg

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