10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium sightseeing planner
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Hasselt
— 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Minnewater Lake and Beach De Haan. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bruges online driving holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Bruges hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Hasselt.
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Hasselt — 2 nights

Hasselt is a Belgian city and municipality, and capital of the province of Limburg. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Mechelse Heide. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, then surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, and then identify plant and animal life at De Teut.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hasselt holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Bruges to Hasselt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Atomium and Royal Palace of Brussels are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and contemplate the long history of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels journey builder app.

You can drive from Hasselt to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) 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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