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
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Atomium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more) and Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the galleries of Maison d'Erasme, and examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

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Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Brussels is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. You'll set off for Antwerp on the 10th (Mon).
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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 some cultural insight at Graslei and Korenlei and Patershol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum & Menin Gate Memorial), Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more) and Hoogstraten (Beguinage & Begijnhof Hoogstraten). There's more to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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