10 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

10 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights


Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, take in the pleasant sights at Walplein, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Janshuismolen, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip planner.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bruges, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Luxembourg City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like MNHM National Museum of Military History and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Do some cultural sightseeing at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Vianden Castle. Step out of Luxembourg City with an excursion to Musee d'histoires de Diekirch in Diekirch--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in panoramic vistas at Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift, take a stroll through Barrio Grund, and make a trip to Place de la Constitution.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in January, expect Luxembourg City to be little chillier, temps between 38°F and 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Train World and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Brussels itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Luxembourg City to Brussels by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February in Brussels, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Belgium travel guide

Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.