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

Venice of the North

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): make a trip to Sint-Janshuismolen, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then get engrossed in the history at Torture Museum Oude Steen, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Walplein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and finally look for gifts at Het Brugs Theehuis.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges day trip site.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Bruges. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington in January since evenings lows in Bruges dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

You'll discover tucked-away gems like MNHM National Museum of Military History and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. Do some cultural sightseeing at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Letzebuerg City Museum. Explore Luxembourg City's surroundings by going to Vianden Castle (in Vianden) and Musee d'histoires de Diekirch (in Diekirch). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace, don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Luxembourg City day trip app.

You can drive from Bruges to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Atomium. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Train World and Autoworld. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip website.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.