10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip itinerary planner
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Brussels
— 3 nights
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Bruges — 5 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.
Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Heidebos (in Wachtebeke), Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Be O, &more) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, view the masterpieces at Salvador Dali Exhibition, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and pause for some photo ops at Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges day trip site.

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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), view the masterpieces at La Patinoire Royale, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Brussels, and wander the streets of Avenue Louise.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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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