10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner
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Bruges
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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.
Shop till you drop at Be O and Salvador Dali Exhibition. Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bruges is 6 hours. While traveling from Washington DC, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bruges, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hallerbos and Te Boelaerpark. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Antwerp (Meir & Cathedral of Our Lady). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) 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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