10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 3 nights
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Spa
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Bruges — 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. 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 & Ghent City Center). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in Bruges at 60°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow 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. 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 head outdoors with 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 walk around Domaine de Berinzenne.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Spa trip builder site.

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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see some colorful creatures with Relax Divers Meise, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Spa to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) 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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