10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 7 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
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Brussels — 7 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 some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Atomium. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, The Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Grand Place, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brussels online travel 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 May, things will get a bit cooler in Brussels: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. You'll set off for Antwerp on the 11th (Tue).
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Antwerp — 2 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more) and Rumbeke Castle (in Rumbeke). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. May in Antwerp sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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