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 23rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, then go for a walk through Walplein, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planning app.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bruges, with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.
Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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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 Letzebuerg City Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Vianden Castle. Step out of Luxembourg City with an excursion to Musee d'histoires de Diekirch in Diekirch--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame, examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), stop by Barrio Grund, and take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bruges in January: high temperatures in Luxembourg City hover around 38°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 nights

Capital of Europe

Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Train World and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural Sciences, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels attractions tool.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Brussels sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough 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.