10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium planner
Make it your trip
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Brussels
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bruges
— 4 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington

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Brussels — 5 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.
Grand Place and Belgian Comic Strip Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Cogels Osylei, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels vacation planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Brussels is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Bruges — 4 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 Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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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