10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Antwerp
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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 Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Chris Vos Original Shoes, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels online driving holiday planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in March, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are slightly colder, around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ghent City Center and Design Museum Gent. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei & STAM Ghent City Museum). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, stop by Pierre Marcolini, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the 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. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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