10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Tervuren, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary builder app.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Spa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife
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Spa — 2 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then hike along Le Ninglinspo. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Domaine de Berinzenne and then head outdoors with La Vallee de la Hoegne.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Spa trip planning app.

You can drive from Brussels to Spa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, get outside with Bruges Ballooning, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bruges road trip app.

You can drive from Spa to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bruges are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Belgium travel guide

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.