10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Esneux
— 1 night
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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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Gravensteen & Ghent City Center). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, see the interesting displays at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges sightseeing planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Bruges to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Esneux.
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Esneux — 1 night

Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Le Ninglinspo, then trek along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Esneux route maker website.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Esneux takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Cathedral of Our Lady (in Antwerp), Vismarkt (in Mechelen) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Tervuren.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly 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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