10 days in Belgium Itinerary

10 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium vacation planner
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Brussels
— 3 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere 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

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 5th (Mon), trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne and then identify plant and animal life at 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

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Liege to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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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