10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium route planner
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Brussels
— 3 nights
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Ferrieres
— 1 night
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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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 Royal Palace of Brussels for their historical value. Visiting Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand will get you outdoors. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Hoboken & Sunset Beach). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and see the interesting displays at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brussels journey tool.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Brussels. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ferrieres.
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Ferrieres — 1 night

Ferrières is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): trek along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then stop by Domaine de Palogne.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ferrieres day trip website.

Drive from Brussels to Ferrieres in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bruges.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent), Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, contemplate the long history of Tolhuis, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Ferrieres to Bruges in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) 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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