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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Grand Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and don't miss a visit to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

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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. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get slightly colder in Brussels: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. You'll set off for Antwerp on the 9th (Sun).
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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 Museum Dr. Guislain. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Patershol, Ghent City Center, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (In Flanders Fields Museum, Menin Gate Memorial, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the masterpieces at Museum Plantin-Moretus, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and look for gifts at Antwerps Kantwinkeltje.

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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, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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