10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Het Huis van Alijn - The House of Alijn, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, &more) and Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels holiday 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. Traveling from Washington in April, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are slightly colder, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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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 Cathedral of Our Lady. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Beguinage (in Hoogstraten) and Ghent (Design Museum Gent, Ghent City Center, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, stop by Pierre Marcolini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel).

To see more things to do and tourist information, use the Antwerp trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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