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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Atomium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, The Markt, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels 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 April, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (55°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow 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 Ghent City Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Hoogstraten (Begijnhof Hoogstraten & Beguinage) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Design Museum Gent, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antwerp trip builder site.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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