10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Brussels to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car 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 some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graffiti Street, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time 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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