10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
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Brussels
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Damvallei. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Beach De Haan (in De Haan), Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more) and Mariakerke Beach (in Ostend). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary maker tool.

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 November, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) 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.
Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and La Patinoire Royalefor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Magritte Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning website.

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can 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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