10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 7 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington

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Brussels — 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Atomium. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Farmer's Market Market, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brussels day trip planning site.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Brussels to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 45°F. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 2 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Graslei and Korenlei and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Rumbeke Castle (in Rumbeke), Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady and stop by Antwerps Kantwinkeltje.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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