10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Antwerp
— 5 nights
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Brussels — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mons Memorial Museum and Train World. Grand Place and Herge Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Groot Begijnhof (in Leuven) and Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Gilles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary builder 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. While traveling from Washington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chocolate Nation and Vlaeykensgang. Museum De Reede and Museum Plantin-Moretus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Hill 60 (in Ieper (Ypres)), Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Museum Dr. Guislain, &more) and Atlantikwall Raversyde (in Ostend). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Red Star Line Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, stop by Grand Diamonds Jewelry, and admire the landmark architecture of Carolus Borromeus Church.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Antwerp trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Antwerp by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Antwerp are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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