10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges — 3 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

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Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In October, Bruges is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 60°F and lows of 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Spa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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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. On the 10th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then stroll through Le Ninglinspo. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Maison de l'eau, then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Domaine de Berinzenne.

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Drive from Bruges to Spa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Spa sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 4 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, discover the deep blue sea with Relax Divers Meise, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

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Traveling by car from Spa to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) 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.