10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Esneux
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 4 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gravensteen and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Ghent City Center). There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get slightly colder in Bruges: highs are around 60°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Esneux.
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Esneux — 1 night

Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): hike along Le Ninglinspo, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Comblain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Esneux online visit planner.

Drive from Bruges to Esneux in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Esneux are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) 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.
Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder app.

Getting from Esneux to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) 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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