10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary planner
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Esneux
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, examine the collection at Friet Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges route builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Bruges reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Esneux.
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Esneux — 1 night

Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Le Ninglinspo, then hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, and then identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Esneux itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bruges to Esneux by car takes about 2.5 hours. October in Esneux sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can 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.
Let the collections at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to De Teut (in Zonhoven) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Esneux to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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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