10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges
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Brussels
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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 some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Gravensteen & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

Washington, USA to Bruges is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Bruges is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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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 Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and examine the collection at Autoworld.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels day trip planner.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) 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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