13 days in Brussels, Strasbourg & Bordeaux Itinerary

13 days in Brussels, Strasbourg & Bordeaux Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Mont des Arts. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Van Buuren Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Belfry of Bruges, &more) and Antwerp (Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Museum Mayer van den Bergh, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Train World and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Brussels is 9 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof and Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame. Discover out-of-the-way places like Centre-ville de Strasbourg and Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: L'eglise de l'Invention-de-la-Sainte-Croix (in Saint-Dalmas), Eglise Saint-Georges (in Selestat) and Chateau Giersberg (in Ribeauville). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz, wander the streets of La Petite France, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Thomas, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville de Turckheim.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Strasbourg by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Brussels in June, you will find days in Strasbourg are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
On the 13th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau du Taillan, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Paloumey, then examine the collection at Musee du Vin et du Negoce, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee d'Aquitaine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Chateau Beaurang, stop by The Wine Buff, learn about winemaking at Chateau Soutard, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, and finally learn about winemaking at Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bordeaux trip maker site.

Getting from Strasbourg to Bordeaux by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. June in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.
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