10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more) and Gravensteen (in Ghent). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Atomium, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels online journey builder.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. You will leave for Antwerp on the 14th (Fri).
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Graslei and Korenlei and Patershol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more), Hoogstraten (Beguinage & Begijnhof Hoogstraten) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). There's more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Antwerp trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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