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
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Torture Museum Oude Steen, The Markt, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Atomium, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planning website.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll travel to Antwerp.
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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 Museum Voor Schone Kunsten are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more) and Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes 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 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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