10 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to The Markt, get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bastogne.
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Historic Sites · Museums · 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 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Mardasson Memorial, learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, and then learn about all things military at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bastogne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Bastogne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

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 7th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, then step into the grandiose world of Vianden Castle, then appreciate the history behind Monument du Souvenir - 'Gelle Fra', and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Casemates du Bock, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then make a trip to Barrio Grund, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Luxembourg City online journey builder.

You can drive from Bastogne to Luxembourg City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Parc du Cinquantenaire. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Joseph Bruxelles.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary website.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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.
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Luxembourg travel guide

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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.
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