7 days in Paris, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

7 days in Paris, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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7 days in Paris, Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then make a trip to Louvre Museum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Paris online road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Oude Griffie, then make a trip to The Markt, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally don't miss a visit to Belfry of Bruges.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. April in Bruges sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then don't miss a visit to Grand Place, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary site .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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