10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges — 4 nights

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 Gravensteen. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Bruges travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Bruges reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Esneux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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 travel to Brussels.
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Brussels — 4 nights

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 Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to De Teut (in Zonhoven) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Tervuren, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary website.

Getting from Esneux to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 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

Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.