10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Antwerp
— 4 nights
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Brussels — 5 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 a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

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Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington in April, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Graslei and Korenlei and STAM Ghent City Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Ghent City Center & Design Museum Gent), Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial) and Hoogstraten (Beguinage & Begijnhof Hoogstraten). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Antwerp road trip app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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