10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Brussels — 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Grand Place. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Brussels is slightly colder than Washington - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Bruges sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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