10 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Koningen's Studio Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Be O, &more) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Head to Museum De Reede and Maison Particulièrefor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Pierre Marcolini (in Antwerp) and Oude Landen (in Ekeren). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get a taste of the local shopping with BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, and view the masterpieces at La Patinoire Royale.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read Brussels online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) 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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