21 days in Belgium, Paris & Larnaca Itinerary

21 days in Belgium, Paris & Larnaca Itinerary

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21 days in Belgium, Paris & Larnaca Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 11 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Seattle, United States

1
night
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.
For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planning site .

Seattle, USA to Brussels is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip builder .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Bruges sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ghent, Menin Gate Memorial
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Menin Gate Memorial ©
Menin Gate Memorial
The Markt ©
The Markt
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Larnaca.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

11
nights
Larnaca, Cyprus

Larnaca ©
Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
Explore Larnaca's surroundings by going to Paphos (Vouni Panayia Winery, Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, & more), Fig Tree Bay (in Protaras) and Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos, explore the ancient world of Saint Hilarion Castle, take an in-depth tour of The Cyprus Museum, and contemplate the long history of Kourion.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Larnaca day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Larnaca takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Larnaca: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Larnaca

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Paphos, Ayia Napa, Kyrenia, Limassol, The Cyprus Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 10:
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Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos ©
Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos

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