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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Oude Civiele Griffie, Groeningemuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online travel planner.

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. In May, Brussels is a bit cooler than Washington - with highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Graslei and Korenlei and Museum Voor Schone Kunsten. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more) and Passchendaele New British Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Katharinakerk, and examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Antwerp day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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