10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Antwerp
— 3 nights
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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.
Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen) and Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Groeningemuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary planning app.

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. When traveling from Washington in April, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car 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 a sense of the local culture at Graslei and Korenlei and Ghent City Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Design Museum Gent, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and make a trip to Grote Markt.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Antwerp trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Antwerp are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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