10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Post Plaza, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bruges online tour planner.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 62°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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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.
Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels tour 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 up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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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