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 Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Get some historical perspective at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Memorial Waterloo 1815. Go for a jaunt from Brussels to Halle to see Hallerbos about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, take a stroll through Avenue Louise, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip app.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 55°F and 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 Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, look for gifts at Mary Chocolatier, examine the collection at Friet Museum, 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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