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.
Grand Place and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Ghent (St Michael's Bridge, Gravensteen, &more) and Bruges (Historic Centre of Brugge, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels online journey planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graslei and Korenlei and Cathedral of Our Lady. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Ghent City Center, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, The Ieper Fury, &more). There's more to do: examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Antwerp are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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