10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
Drive
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Antwerp
— 3 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington

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Brussels — 6 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.
Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Chocolat Oe Praline, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle) & Gravensteen). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Brussels holiday site.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in April: highs in Brussels hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 3 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 a sense of the local culture at Graslei and Korenlei and STAM Ghent City Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Be O, Ghent City Center, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip 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, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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