10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Bruges — 4 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bruges tour itinerary builder 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 cooler temperatures traveling from Washington in May, with highs in Bruges at 62°F and lows at 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Brussels — 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Tours
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Belgium travel guide

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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.