10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel route planner
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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.
Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Bruges (Arentshof, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online tour planner.

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. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graslei and Korenlei and Design Museum Gent. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent City Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, make a trip to Grote Markt, and examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Antwerp travel route planning website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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