9-Day Road Trip to France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium

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Embark on an unforgettable 9-day multi-country road trip across France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Paris, Clervaux, Cologne, and Brussels sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 9-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 4 extraordinary countries in Europe.

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. Explore charming locales such as Paris, Chelles, and Villepreux, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, Luxembourg, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Clervaux, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

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 Cologne. From ancient architecture to culinary delights, Germany invites you to immerse yourself in its rich culture and experience a voyage like no other.

As your Euro trip unfolds, you'll find yourself in Belgium. Belgium offers a multitude of experiences to explore in destinations like Brussels. Whether you seek relaxation or crave excitement, Belgium promises an unforgettable journey filled with unforgettable moments.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 4 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in France, 1 night in Luxembourg, 1 night in Germany, and 2 nights in Belgium. During these 9 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Paris, Clervaux, Cologne, and Brussels and beyond.

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

In France for example, you can choose between luxury treatment at the 5-star Toureifelchampselysee, immaculate service and atmosphere at a 4-star hotel like Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles, or comfort on a budget at the stellar Hotel Ariane Montparnasse, a 3-star hotel.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium in the booking widget to the right of your screen or by scrolling down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in France, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Paris. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 9-day adventure. While in Paris, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Eiffel Tower and the fascinating Louvre Museum. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Clervaux’s Clervaux Castle and Cologne's iconic Cologne Cathedral. In Brussels, marvel at the extraordinary Grand Place. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Paris, Clervaux, Cologne, and Brussels and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse 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 9-day self-drive adventure in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium. 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.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

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 in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium.

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

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Hotel, 8 nights
Rental car, 9 days
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Destinations

Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
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
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 2 nights
Koblenz - city in GermanyKoblenz
Vianden - village in LuxembourgVianden
Clervaux - town in LuxembourgClervaux / 1 night
Photo of the Chelles canal lock, France.Chelles
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux

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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 Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
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 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 La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
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
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Deutsches EckDeutsches Eck
Cologne Chocolate Museum, Altstadt-Süd, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Chocolate Museum
NürburgringNürburgring
Cologne Zoological Garden, Riehl, Nippes, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyCologne Zoological Garden
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 vianden castle and vianden city, Luxembourg.Vianden Castle
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Old Market, Altstadt-Nord, Innenstadt, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyOld Market
Sleeping Beauty Castle
Thurant Castle, Alken, Rhein-Mosel, Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyThurant Castle

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Jan 1 - Jan 9

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Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

  • Paris - Arrival day
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  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium 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.

After a long journey to Paris, we're here to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable start to your road trip adventure. Your first accommodation will be located in central Paris, making sightseeing in the city effortless.

Travelers visiting Paris receive the warmest welcome at Toureifelchampselysee. This 5-star apartment treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times.

Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 819 guests.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Paris that offers value-for-money accommodation options is Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. Around 419 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 3.7 out of 5 stars.

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.

This establishment’s pleasant ambiance and food choices have left a lasting impression on everyone who chose to dine here.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Paris’s Kitchen Galerie Bis for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 512 satisfied diners.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Le Calbar. This famous bar in Paris has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 775 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Little Red Door. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Little Red Door has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,722 customers.

Your multi-country road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium 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 – Paris

Day 2

Day 2 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 15 km, 53 min

  • Panthéon
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
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Wake up and see what day 2 of your great European road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 2 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in Paris — Panthéon. About 43,649 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

The popular Musée d'Orsay is another top sight in Paris that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved museum in the area, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors.

Champ de Mars is a spectacular park and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Paris, earning an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Eiffel Tower. Because of its allure and charm, around 322,389 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars. More than 6,207,303 people visit this attraction each year, and today is your opportunity to be one of the lucky travelers to explore it.

Discover the allure of Arc de Triomphe, drawing in over 2,743,823 visitors annually. Echoing its popularity, 193,235 travelers have awarded this famous museum and sightseeing spot an impressive average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Make the most of your vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Paris has in store for you.

There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your adventure in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium 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.

According to reviews, Le Train Bleu is one of the absolute best places to eat in the city of Paris. At this restaurant, you’ll enjoy a great atmosphere and a fantastic food and drinks menu. Le Train Bleu is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

Alternatively, if you’re curious to try one of the locals’ favorites, check out The Bombardier. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers and guarantees you a nice dining experience to end your day.

When your taste buds call for something different, you may want to pay Jules Verne a visit instead. This restaurant is a top recommendation often mentioned by both travelers as well as locals. Jules Verne has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Bombardier, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. The Bombardier boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,775 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Experimental Cocktail Club, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Experimental Cocktail Club has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,338 customers.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium! Enjoy your evening in Paris 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 3 – Paris

Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • La Villette
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Louvre Museum
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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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium.

Something that makes Paris the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding park, La Villette. This local gem has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 visitors.

The famous Sacré-Cœur is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area, with up to 11,000,000 people visiting it every year. As one of Paris's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 118,527 travelers have rated this incredible church and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Paris is also home to the extraordinary Place de la Concorde, which boasts a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in 54,229 traveler reviews.

Another place you’ll want to visit is the captivating Tuileries Garden. With an impressive average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from a total of 92,172 reviews, a visit to this wonderful park and tourist destination is truly a great idea.

On this Paris exploration, you'll also have the chance to admire the fantastic Louvre Museum up close. This fascinating museum and attraction is a must-visit, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 260,788 travelers is proof. Around 2,825,000 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.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Paris, its culture, and people.

So be sure to reserve your slot early so you won’t miss the chance to join this highly recommended activity in Paris.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Paris boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Le Petit Châtelet, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city of Paris. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Locals also recommend Les Fous de l'Île as one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. Les Fous de l'Île is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Paris. At The Highlander, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,285 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Velvet Bar Paris, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,018 reviews.

Café de Paris V is also one of the best places in Paris where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 981 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 4 – Paris, Chelles, and Clervaux

Day 4

Day 4 – Paris, Chelles, and Clervaux

  • Clervaux
  • Chelles
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Drive 375 km, 4 hours 27 min

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Chelles in France and Clervaux in Luxembourg. When you’re not exploring the town and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Clervaux, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Paris, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your European road trip adventure. Set course for Luxembourg! Under favorable conditions, your drive to Clervaux may take around 4 hours and 19 minutes.

Fasten your seatbelt and journey to your next stop.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Clervaux, its culture, and people.

So be sure to reserve your slot early so you won’t miss the chance to join this highly recommended activity in Clervaux.

It’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Clervaux. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

The amazing Le Clervaux Boutique & Design Hotel***** garners an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,173 satisfied guests.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium, you'll be excited to head out for dinner and get a taste of the local cuisine in Clervaux. After dinner, head out to a bar to reminisce about your day and raise a toast to this stop on your road trip.

Restaurant Les Ecuries du Parc offers great food and ambiance and is well-loved in the area.

Another top-rated restaurant worth trying in Clervaux is the popular Snack Time Sàrl. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 209 customers, this restaurant is an excellent dining option.

Spend the night downing a few shots of your favorite cocktail at Café-Restaurant Corcovado Sàrl. This bar is among the most recommended in the town, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 191 customers.

This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will electrify your senses.

As the night falls in Clervaux, 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 5 – Clervaux and Cologne

Day 5

Day 5 – Clervaux and Cologne

  • Koblenz
  • Vianden
  • Cologne
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Drive 344 km, 4 hours 51 min

  • Vianden Castle
  • Nürburgring
  • Thurant Castle
  • Deutsches Eck
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your multi-country journey across France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Canton of Vianden in Luxembourg and Rhineland-Palatinate and Cologne in Germany. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Cologne. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive towards Germany, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Cologne. This drive usually takes around 3 hours and 23 minutes, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you reach Canton of Vianden, that’s your cue to take a breather from the road and indulge in some sightseeing and adventure. Check out some of the top attractions in the region.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Canton of Vianden today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Vianden Castle. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 16,169 visitors.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Cologne by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your itinerary. Explore more of the region’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Cologne.

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.

One of the best hotel options in Cologne is the 4-star hotel Mercure Hotel Severinshof Koeln City. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,157 guests.

The hotel Cologne Marriott Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Cologne. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 2,947 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the niu Mill. This budget 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 304 guests.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Cologne’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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium.

At the top-rated restaurant Craftbeer Corner Coeln, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,165 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Gruber's is another great place to eat. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 625 customers.

A third restaurant you could check out is Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln. Gaffel am Dom I Kölsches Brauhaus und Wirtshaus I Brauhaus Köln offers a menu of delicious dishes that are sure to satisfy your hunger. We will let its excellent rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,484 customers speak for itself.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Craftbeer Corner Coeln, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,165 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Toddy Tapper, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 590 customers.

ONA MOR Bar is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 548 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 6 – Cologne and Brussels

Day 6

Day 6 – Cologne and Brussels

  • Cologne
  • Brussels
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Drive 227 km, 3 hours 7 min

  • Old Market
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Cologne Zoological Garden
  • Cologne Chocolate Museum
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On day 6 of your multi-country road trip across France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium, 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 Cologne in Germany and Brussels in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Complement your beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated attraction in Cologne — Old Market. About 10,413 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The popular Cologne Cathedral is another top sight in Cologne that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This attraction is a well-loved church in the area, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 57,506 visitors.

Cologne Zoological Garden is a spectacular zoo and highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Cologne, earning an impressive average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 25,089 enchanted visitors.

As the day moves along, be sure to make time to drop by the magnificent Cologne Chocolate Museum. Because of its allure and charm, around 28,752 visitors have rated this attraction and museum an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Cologne and set your GPS to Brussels, Belgium. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 2 hours and 34 minutes.

Witness the landscapes transform.

To double the fun and excitement on your vacation in Belgium, we also recommend adding tours to your travel itinerary. Tours are a great way to engage in immersive activities, meet other vacationers like you, and experience Brussels's unique culture.

This fantastic excursion will show you around famous sights in Brussels.

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

For an unforgettable stay, we suggest checking in at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont, a top-notch 4-star hotel right in the heart of Brussels. With a remarkable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,562 delighted guests, this hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

Indulge in luxurious comfort at Le Chatelain Brussels Boutique Hotel, a 5-star gem in Brussels. With an impressive 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 1,031 guest reviews, this hotel offers an unparalleled experience.

For the budget-conscious traveler, we highly recommend Best Western Royal Centre Hotel, a fantastic 3-star hotel in Brussels. With a commendable 4.2 out of 5 stars from 2,593 satisfied guests, this 3-star accommodation is a superb choice.

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.

This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,790 customers.

If you’re keen on trying something else, locals also recommend The Lobster House as one of the top restaurants in the city. The Lobster House is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,528 customers.

Another of the most recommended restaurants in Brussels is Poechenellekelder. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,331 customers.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Delirium Café. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 18,478 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Poechenellekelder. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,331 customers.

Monk cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 2,758 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium! Enjoy your evening in Brussels 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 7 – Brussels

Day 7

Day 7 – Brussels

  • Brussels
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Drive 28 km, 1 hour 24 min

  • Cinquantenaire
  • Brussels Park
  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • Atomium
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Day 7 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 Parc du Cinquantenaire awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 32,486 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brussels is the spectacular Parc de Bruxelles. This attraction is a park that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 17,502 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Grand Place. This local wonder has an overall review score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 137,865 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert is another attraction you might want to add to your Brussels exploration itinerary. This shopping mall is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 36,827 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Atomium. More than a popular museum and attraction, Atomium offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Brussels. Atomium boasts an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 79,824 traveler reviews.

We recommend checking out all the tours and activities you can add to your package. Embarking on a tour is an excellent way of learning something new in Brussels, Belgium.

If you've been looking forward to all the culinary delights you’ll get the opportunity to try along your multi-country road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium, 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.

You can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks at Monk. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,758 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Le Cirio is another great option. This fantastic restaurant serves delectable and comforting food, deserving of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,548 customer reviews.

You could also check out Le Marmiton and its menu of appetizing dishes. We’ll let its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,876 customers speak for itself.

Unwind after a long day in one of the best and most popular bars in Brussels, Bar Des Amis. This famous place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,677 customers.

Another trendy bar is Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery. This bar’s extensive drink menu, amazing vibe, and friendly atmosphere have earned it an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars, based on the reviews of 1,046 customers.

Locals also recommend Barbeton. This bar’s welcoming atmosphere has earned it an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, thanks to the reviews of 1,044 delighted customers.

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

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Day 8 – Brussels, Villepreux, and Paris

Day 8

Day 8 – Brussels, Villepreux, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Villepreux
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Drive 367 km, 4 hours 58 min

  • Pairi Daiza
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of Versailles
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Dive into day 8 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Ath in Belgium and Villepreux and Paris 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.

After soaking in Brussels’s unique atmosphere, jump back into your car with a full heart, and drive in the direction of your next destination: Villepreux, France. Expect your car journey to last a minimum of 4 hours and 12 minutes.

Upon reaching Ath, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Ath, including the outstanding Pairi Daiza. Having an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 66,715 reviews and welcoming more than 2,000,000 visitors each year, this fascinating zoo and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the region.

Feel the freedom as you navigate your way from Ath to Paris, France. Expect a journey of approximately 3 hours and 55 minutes without stops.

We recommend checking out all the tours and activities you can add to your package. Embarking on a tour is an excellent way of learning something new in Paris, France.

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

To feel pampered during your visit, you can stay at an apartment like Toureifelchampselysee. This 5-star luxury apartment has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 97 previous guests.

A popular 4-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles. This hotel has been praised by 819 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, a fantastic hotel with cheap deals is the 3-star Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. This popular hotel has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 419 guests.

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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium 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.

When seeking local-favorite dining spots, L'Imprévu Café should be on your list. Situated in the heart of Paris, it has become a beloved food venue for its delicious menu. It boasts a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 846 satisfied diners, a testament to its favored status.

Countless patrons that sing its praises add to this restaurant’s prestige.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at Les Fous de l'Île, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. Les Fous de l'Île boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,046 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at L'Imprévu Café, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. L'Imprévu Café has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 846 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, Le Requin Chagrin. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5-star from 846 customers.

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 9 – Paris - departure day

Day 9

Day 9 – Paris - departure day

  • Paris - Departure day
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  • Jardin des plantes
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On day 9 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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

In Paris, the extraordinary Jardin des Plantes awaits. This attraction is a valued park that boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 travelers' reviews.

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, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium.

At the top-rated restaurant Joséphine Chez Dumonet, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of food and drinks. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 544 customers.

If you feel like having something else, Alliance is another great option. This fantastic restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 370 customers.

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 9-day European road trip in France, Luxembourg, Germany, and Belgium with fond memories. Safe travels!

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