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Bruges — 3 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.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum capture your imagination. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at The Dunes of Bredene and Mariakerke Beach. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Beach De Haan in De Haan, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

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Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges. Traveling from Washington DC in July, things will get little chillier in Bruges: highs are around 71°F and lows about 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Spa.
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Spa — 2 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Forestia, identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then hike along Le Ninglinspo. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at High Fens and then look for all kinds of wild species at Domaine de Palogne.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Spa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Bruges in July, you will find days in Spa are a bit warmer (77°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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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 some cultural insight at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

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Traveling by car from Spa to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) 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.