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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Joseph Bruxelles.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Get some cultural insight at Graslei and Korenlei and STAM Ghent City Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Horlogeriemuseum (in Mechelen), Ghent (Design Museum Gent & Ghent City Center) and Sint-Leonarduskerk (in Brecht). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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