10 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights


Bruges, Belgium — 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Explore hidden gems such as Torture Museum Oude Steen and Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai. Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges vacation builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bastogne.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
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Bastogne, Belgium — 1 night

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, then learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bastogne day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bastogne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Luxembourg City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Autoworld and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and René Magritte Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip tool.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Belgium travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Luxembourg travel guide

Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.