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.
Visit Beach De Haan and Plage d'Ostende for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Step out of Bruges to go to Ghent and see Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and explore the activities along Minnewater Lake.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges route builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are little chillier, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive 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.
Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Oude Landen (in Ekeren), Antwerp (Te Boelaerpark, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more) and Hallerbos (in Halle). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough 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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