10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Antwerp
— 3 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Bruges (Brugge Sint Jacobskerk, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip 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. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Brussels, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Graslei and Korenlei and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Ghent City Center, &more) and Hoogstraten (Begijnhof Hoogstraten & Beguinage). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, explore the world behind art at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

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You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Antwerp sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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