10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 6 nights
Drive
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Nepomucenusbrug, Belfry of Bruges, &more) and Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Gravensteen, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip maker app.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington in April: highs in Brussels hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) 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 a sense of the local culture at Graslei and Korenlei and Design Museum Gent. Change things up with these side-trips from Antwerp: The seventeenth century Vauban ramparts (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent City Center, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady and admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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