10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 7 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planning site.

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 19th (Wed), 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graslei and Korenlei and Museum Dr. Guislain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: In Flanders Fields Museum (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and explore the world behind art at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antwerp travel planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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