10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Spa
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 3 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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde for their historical value. Belfry of Bruges and Friet Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene), De Panne Beach (in De Panne) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy unforgettable views with Bruges Ballooning, stroll around Minnewaterpark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bruges driving holiday planner.

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. In July, Bruges is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 71°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at High Fens and then take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne. On your second day here, hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne and then head outdoors with Bronnenwandeling.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Spa day trip planning app.

You can drive from Bruges to Spa in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Visit Grand Place and Parc du Cinquantenaire for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Spa to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time 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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