10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Esneux
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Brussels
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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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Bruges at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Esneux.
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Esneux — 1 night

Esneux is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): hike along Le Ninglinspo, then hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Esneux day trip site.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Esneux takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Esneux can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 4 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.
Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert will appeal to history buffs. Atomium and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Vismarkt (in Mechelen), Montgolfiere.be (in Rhode-Saint-Genese) and Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Relax Divers Meise, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brussels road trip planner.

You can drive from Esneux to Brussels in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) 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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