10-Day Road Trip in France, Belgium, and Germany from Paris to Brussels, Cologne, Karlsruhe, and Metz

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Get ready for an exhilarating 10-day European road trip. This trip will take you through France, Belgium, and Germany and immerse you in the diverse tapestry of European culture.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 3 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 5 nights in France, 2 nights in Belgium, and 2 nights in Germany.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of France, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Paris and begin your adventure from there. Explore Paris, Strasbourg, Metz, and Reims, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Belgium. Immerse yourself in the allure of Cambron-Casteau, Brussels, and Laeken, where every street tells a story.

Continuing your journey, you'll step into the captivating realm of Germany. This country's charm is boundless, and you'll be impressed by the wonders of Brühl, Cologne, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, and Kappelrodeck.

From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in France, Belgium, and Germany. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in France, Belgium, and Germany.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
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Destinations

Laeken - Laken
Reims - city in FranceReims
Karlsruhe - city in GermanyKarlsruhe / 1 night
Heidelberg - city in GermanyHeidelberg
Photo of Metz city view of Petit Saulcy an Temple Neuf and Moselle River in Summer, France.Metz / 1 night
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, France.Strasbourg
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 2 nights
Kappelrodeck
Cologne Aerial view with trains move on a bridge over the Rhine River on which cargo barges and passenger ships ply. Majestic Cologne Cathedral in the background.Cologne / 1 night
Cambron-Casteau
Brühl

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Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
AtomiumAtomium
Photo of the German theme park Phantasialand.Phantasialand
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Photo of view of a traditional African landscape with straw huts in the steppe at the zoo Pairi Daiza, Belgium.Pairi Daiza
Photo of Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Cologne, Germany.Cologne Cathedral
Photo of Cathedral of our lady of strasbourg in France.Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Heidelberg Palace, Altstadt, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyHeidelberg Palace
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Old gothic cathedral of Reims, FranceReims Cathedral
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
photo of Park de la Orangerie in Strasbourg scenic beautiful view, Alsace region of France.Parc de l'Orangerie
Old Bridge Heidelberg, Neuenheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyOld Bridge Heidelberg
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
Photo of the Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels with its lake on a bright summers day, Belgium.Bois de la Cambre
Place Kléber, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace Kléber
Photo of Live art performance by Belgian artist Ben Heine at Natural Science Museum during Museum Night Fever.Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyOld Market
photo of Parc de Champagne with people enjoying the beautiful view in Reims, France.Parc de Champagne
Saint-Remi Basilica in Reims, Champagne, FranceBasilica of Saint-Remi
CryptoportiqueCryptoportique
Petit Train Touristique de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FrancePetit Train Touristique de Strasbourg
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Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

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  • Place de la Concorde
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in France, Belgium, and Germany begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Paris in France. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Paris for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to France to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Paris before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Paris is the magnificent place de la Concorde. Around 54,229 visitors have rated this excellent square and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Make your way to your chosen hotel. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM in Paris. Make yourself at home and enjoy some downtime before heading out again.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Paris’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in France, Belgium, and Germany.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Mumi, a highly-rated dining destination in Paris. If you're eager to try something different, consider Beaurepaire Ambassade du Béarn - Restaurant Paris Terrasse, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at L'Imprévu Café. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Paris this evening.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Café de Paris V stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Dirty Dick offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Little Red Door is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Your multi-country road trip in France, Belgium, and Germany has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 15 km, 1 hour 39 min

  • Panthéon
  • Louvre Museum
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in France, Belgium, and Germany has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Something that makes Paris the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding mausoleum, Panthéon. This local gem has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 visitors.

The famous Louvre Museum is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 2,825,000 people visiting it every year. As one of Paris's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 260,788 travelers have rated this incredible art museum and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Paris is also home to the extraordinary Tuileries Garden, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 92,172 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Palais Garnier. With an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from a total of 34,053 reviews, a visit to this wonderful opera house and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Paris exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Sacré-Cœur up close. This fascinating church building and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,527 travelers is proof. Around 11,000,000 people travel to Paris each year just to see this famous attraction with their own eyes, so make sure to make time for this absolute gem.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Le Marais Restaurant Paris, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Le Sens Unique is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Le Caveau de l'isle. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Paris tonight.

Extend your evening after a delightful meal by visiting Prescription Cocktail Club, which offers the perfect atmosphere for a night out. Moreover, Le Boucan is another popular option for a drink or two. Likewise, Mamie Paris also provides a great ambiance for reminiscing about the day and raising a toast to your vacation.

Celebrate day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

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Drive 18 km, 1 hour 7 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Jardin des plantes
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On day 3, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across France, Belgium, and Germany.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Paris is the fantastic Champ de Mars. As an appreciated urban park and local gem in the area, Champ de Mars has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 172,488 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Eiffel Tower, which is a lattice tower that gets around 6,207,303 visits every year. This attraction is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Arc de Triomphe, a standout triumphal arch and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 193,235 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 2,743,823 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Musée d'Orsay. This art museum is a highly recommended attraction in the city, attracting more than 3,651,616 visitors per year and boasting an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 71,115 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Jardin des plantes, a popular botanical garden and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 40,461 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Paris. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany.

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at The Harp Bar, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Le Bistro des Augustins? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Le Petit Châtelet as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Paris.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, Sherry Butt offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, The Highlander is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Le Sully is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Paris, Cambron-Casteau, and Brussels

  • Brussels
  • Paris
  • Cambron-Casteau
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Drive 327 km, 4 hours 20 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • La Villette
  • Pairi Daiza
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France, Belgium, and Germany, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Paris in France, and Cambron-Casteau in Belgium. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Brussels, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights.

Notre-Dame de Paris is a travelers’ favorite in Paris, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,788 visitors. More than 12,000,000 people visit this extraordinary catholic cathedral and local gem every year to experience its uniqueness.

In Paris, don’t miss La Villette, a great commune of france and place to see in the city. This outstanding attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 reviews.

Set your GPS to Cambron-Casteau, Belgium and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 46 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Cambron-Casteau beckons with new experiences!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After soaking in Paris’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Cambron-Casteau, Belgium. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 2 hours 46 min. When you arrive in Cambron-Casteau, it's time to take a break from the road.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Pairi Daiza. This outstanding zoo and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year, with over 2,000,000 people visiting it annually. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 70,507 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Pairi Daiza is worth pages in your travel diary.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Brussels of your choice.

If you're eager to sample culinary delights during your multi-country road trip in France, Belgium, and Germany, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Brussels. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Enjoy an outstanding dining experience at Barge, a 1-star Michelin restaurant offering an exceptional organic menu. If you are in the mood for trying an alternative dining experience, consider visiting the nearby 2-star Michelin-awardee, La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, known for its delicious modern, and classic cuisine. Another highly-recommended restaurant in Brussels is Bozar Restaurant, a renowned restaurant with a 2-star Guide Michelin recognition, known for its delicious modern french, and creative menu.

Let the evening flow smoothly from dinner to drinks at Churchill's, a top-rated bar in the area. For other recommendations, Station BXL provides a perfect setting for rounding out your night with style and great drinks. Likewise, Delirium Café offers a memorable night with diverse drink options and excellent service.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Brussels, and Laeken

  • Brussels
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Drive 35 km, 1 hour 55 min

  • Bois de la Cambre
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
  • Brussels Park
  • Atomium
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Day 5 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Brussels. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

In Brussels, the extraordinary Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos awaits. This attraction is a valued urban park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,963 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brussels is the spectacular Cinquantenaire. This attraction is an urban park that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 35,771 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium. This local natural history museum and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 12,372 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers. With up to 26,239 people visiting this popular attraction every year, this iconic city feature is one place you don't want to miss.

Brussels Park is another attraction you might want to add to your Brussels exploration itinerary. This urban park is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 19,495 reviews.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Belgium's delectable cuisine at one of Brussels's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Dine in style at The Lobster House, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, o'reilly's Irish Pub Brussels boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Restaurant Roumaine. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Brussels.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Bar Des Amis, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Bar du Canal offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Brussels. Little Delirium is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Brussels, Brühl, and Cologne

  • Cologne
  • Brussels
  • Brühl
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Drive 238 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
  • Phantasialand
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On day 6 of your multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Brussels in Belgium, and Brühl in Germany. In the evening, you’ll end up in Cologne, where you will stay for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Brussels is the fantastic Grand-Place. As an appreciated square and local gem in the area, Grand-Place has earned an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 151,717 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 38,953 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, a standout church and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,282 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Mont des Arts - Kunstberg. This square is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 14,784 visitor reviews.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Brussels, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Set course for Germany! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Brühl may take around 2 hours 13 min. Upon your arrival in Brühl, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Brühl is the magnificent Phantasialand. Each year, this popular place of interest welcomes over 1,750,000 travelers from across the world. Around 91,824 visitors have rated this excellent amusement park and travel destination an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Cologne. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Germany's delectable cuisine at one of Cologne's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Treat yourself to an extraordinary dining experience at Le Moissonnier Bistro, a 1-star Michelin restaurant offering an incredible french, and seafood menu. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, Ox & Klee is one of the best restaurants for modern, and creative cuisine in Cologne. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. We also recommend checking out the menu at La Cuisine Rademacher. As a top-rated establishment with 1 Michelin star, it is an ideal choice for modern french cuisine in the city.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at The Grid Bar, where the evening is just getting started. In the same way, Toddy Tapper offers a unique charm perfect for experiencing the local bar scene in Cologne. Legends Bar & Terrasse is another top-recommended bar that is sure to get you into the mood for some dancing and celebrating.

Celebrate day 6 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Cologne, Heidelberg, and Karlsruhe

  • Karlsruhe
  • Cologne
  • Heidelberg
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Drive 318 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Old Market
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Heidelberg Palace
  • Old Bridge Heidelberg
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 1 stop. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Cologne in Germany. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Karlsruhe, your home for 1 night.

In Cologne, the extraordinary Old Market awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 12,935 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Cologne, which gets around 5,000,000 annual visits, is the spectacular Cologne Cathedral. This attraction is a catholic cathedral that is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 70,814 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Heidelberg. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 47 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

A tour of Heidelberg is not complete without a visit to the famous Heidelberg Castle. This incredible museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 54,486 travelers.

Make the most of your Heidelberg travel adventure by seeing another popular site, the wonderful Old Bridge Heidelberg. This sightseeing destination and unique destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,612 travelers.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Karlsruhe’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Karlsruhe. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Germany in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Have a memorable dining experience in Karlsruhe by booking a table at Bistro Margarete, renowned as a Bib Gourmand restaurant presenting an exceptional regional menu. For a different culinary experience, sein shines as one of the top destinations known for its delicious modern cuisine in Karlsruhe. This 2-star Michelin-awardee earns consistently high praises from previous guests, making it a must-visit addition to your holiday experience. If you're looking for an alternative, TAWA YAMA FINE is known as a top local spot for its delicious modern, and international cuisine in Karlsruhe. This 1-star Michelin awardee is a highly recommended choice for an unforgettable meal.

After enjoying a fulfilling meal, continue your evening at Phono Craftbeer Bar, ideal for those looking to unwind with a drink in a comfortable setting. Alternatively, Electric Eel offers a welcoming atmosphere for easing into the nightlife. Similarly, Jean-Claude Cocktail Bar provides an excellent environment for a relaxed and enjoyable evening.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France, Belgium, and Germany! Enjoy your evening in Karlsruhe to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 8

Day 8 – Karlsruhe, Kappelrodeck, Strasbourg, and Metz

  • Metz
  • Kappelrodeck
  • Strasbourg
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Drive 272 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Dasenstein
  • Petit Train Touristique de Strasbourg
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
  • Place Kléber
  • Parc de l'Orangerie
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 8 of your multi-country journey across France, Belgium, and Germany. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Kappelrodeck in Germany, and Strasbourg in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Metz where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Karlsruhe, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Kappelrodeck may take around 47 min. Upon your arrival in Kappelrodeck, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Kappelrodeck today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Dasenstein. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 114 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Kappelrodeck, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Strasbourg, France. Your travel time is around 45 min.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Strasbourg, including the outstanding Petit Train Touristique de Strasbourg. Having an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 331 reviews, this fascinating point of interest and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the village.

Strasbourg is also home to the captivating Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, a local catholic cathedral considered one of the highlights of the village. About 55,268 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.7 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary place Kléber is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Strasbourg. This extraordinary square and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,963 travelers.

A trip to the wonderful Parc de l'Orangerie will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing park and attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 15,139 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Strasbourg, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Metz. Your travel time is around 1 hour 53 min.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Metz. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun sets on day 8 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Metz's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Metz has them.

Enjoy a delicious meal at CHEZ BAPTISTE, a highly-rated dining destination in Metz. If you're eager to try something different, consider Buffalo Grill Metz, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at L'Aloyau. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Metz this evening.

Cap off your culinary experience with a visit to some of the most celebrated bars in the area. For instance, Les BerThoM Metz stands out as an excellent choice for a post-dinner cocktail. Alternatively, Le Fo'Rhum offers an ideal atmosphere to enjoy the pleasures of the night. Aux Paraiges is also a great option that provides a perfect setting for a relaxing evening.

Take in the ambiance of Metz as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Metz, Reims, and Paris

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  • Reims
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Drive 339 km, 3 hours 59 min

  • Parc de Champagne
  • Reims Cathedral
  • Basilica of Saint-Remi
  • Cryptoportique
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany. Today's main destinations are Reims in France, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Paris. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Reims. This car ride takes around 1 hour 54 min.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Reims is the fantastic Parc de Champagne. As an appreciated park and local gem in the area, Parc de Champagne has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,001 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Reims Cathedral. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 20,030 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Basilica of Saint-Remi, a standout minor basilica and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,786 reviewers.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Cryptoportique de Reims. This archaeological site is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 786 visitor reviews.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Paris.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Paris. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Restaurant Guy Savoy, a top-rated dining destination in Paris. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Saint James Paris, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Paris this evening.

Keep the evening going at Café Klein Holland, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Tiger, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is The 46 Bar, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

As the night falls in Paris, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Paris - departure day

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  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Paris before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

Maximize your last day in France and go on a shopping spree in Paris’s shopping center. Browse for souvenirs to remind you of your wonderful journey in France.

Something that makes Paris the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding urban park, Jardin du Luxembourg. This local gem has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 visitors.

Get a last taste of France’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Paris and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across France, Belgium, and Germany.

If you're eager to try something different, consider Palais Royal Restaurant, another top spot with a tantalizing menu.

The time has come to say farewell to Paris for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in France, Belgium, and Germany with fond memories. Safe travels!

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