10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Antwerp
— 4 nights
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Brussels — 5 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.
Grand Place and Train World are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mons Memorial Museum and Tyne Cot Cemetery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi), Herge Museum (in Louvain-la-Neuve) and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 (in Zonnebeke). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the striking features of Huiz Perez de Malvenda, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

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Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 4 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chocolate Nation and Museum De Reede. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Star Line Museum and Fort Breendonk. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Museum Dr. Guislain (in Ghent) and Fort Eben-Emael (in Eben-Emael). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, and get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall (Stadhuis).

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You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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