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

Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sint-Janshuismolen, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Walplein. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip maker tool.

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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 3 nights

Gibraltar of the North

Step off the beaten path and head to MNHM National Museum of Military History and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Get a sense of the local culture at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Letzebuerg City Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Luxembourg City: Vianden Castle (in Vianden) and Musee d'histoires de Diekirch (in Diekirch). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, take in panoramic vistas at Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift, wander the streets of Barrio Grund, and don't miss a visit to William Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Luxembourg City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bruges in January, with highs in Luxembourg City at 38°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

Step off the beaten path and head to Train World and Univers du the. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Autoworld, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow 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.