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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Spa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum. Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Torture Museum Oude Steen, and get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bruges day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bruges: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Spa.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at High Fens and then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Domaine de Palogne and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

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You can drive from Bruges to Spa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Spa can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Brussels.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some cultural insight at Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, make a trip to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Spa to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to 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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