10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium sightseeing planner
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Brussels
— 3 nights
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Esneux
— 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Avenue Louisefor some retail therapy. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud) and Hallerbos (in Halle). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary website.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Brussels is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Brussels at 55°F and lows at 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Esneux.
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Esneux — 1 night

Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On the 12th (Sun), hike along Le Ninglinspo, then stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Esneux trip site.

Getting from Brussels to Esneux by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, look for gifts at Mary Chocolatier, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, and admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Esneux to Bruges in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) 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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