10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels — 2 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.
Visit Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) for their historical value. Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

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Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in July; daily highs in Brussels reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Spa.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 (Sun): take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne and then look for all kinds of wild species at High Fens. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Forestia, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then trek along Le Ninglinspo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Spa vacation planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Spa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Historium Brugge. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Spa to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Spa in July: highs in Bruges hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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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.