10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels — 3 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels road trip planning site.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Brussels to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liege.
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Liege — 2 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne and then stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, trek along Le Ninglinspo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges — 4 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St Michael's Bridge). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Liege to Bruges in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time 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.