10 days in France & Belgium Itinerary
Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mon, Aug 21 - Wed, Aug 30
Nice, France — 1 night
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook. On your second day here, observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Nice is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect nights in Nice to be little chillier, around 25°C, while days are cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly 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.Family-friendly places like Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.
To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online visit planner.
You can fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paris, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights
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 26th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then examine the collection at Friet Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally make a trip to The Markt.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Bruges itinerary planning site.
Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 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.On the 28th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.
To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels road trip site.
Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide
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.
Belgium travel guide
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.