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 Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert for their historical value. Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary website.

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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in July, with highs in Brussels at 73°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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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 Belfry of Bruges. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake.

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Drive from Spa to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Spa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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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.