21 days in France, Belgium & London Itinerary

21 days in France, Belgium & London Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Paris, France — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and Place des Vosges. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Val d'Europe (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Musee de la Grande Guerre (in Meaux). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, make a trip to Ile Saint-Louis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris tour app.

Singapore, Singapore to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Paris. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Tulleys Farm and Westminster. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read London road trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to The Markt, gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, then stop by Chocolates & Happiness, and finally take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Bruges Art Route, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally take in the views from St Bonifacius Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges online vacation builder.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Train World, then examine the collection at Atomium, then admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Autoworld, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, then look for gifts at Planete Chocolat, and finally examine the collection at Comic's Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brussels are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Centre-ville de Strasbourg and La Petite France. Go for a jaunt from Strasbourg to Oberhaslach to see Cascade du Nideck about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Place de la Republique, indulge in some personalized pampering at Hammam et Traditions, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Strasbourg planning website.

You can drive from Brussels to Strasbourg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): go for a walk through Grand Rue De Colmar, take a stroll through Little Venice, then admire the local landmark of Saint-Leon Fountain, and finally make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise De l'Invention De La Sainte-Croix, then make a trip to Maison Loewert, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas.

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You can drive from Strasbourg to Colmar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Off-Road Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries, then admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, and finally examine the collection at Musee Nissim de Camondo.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site.

You can fly from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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