10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Antwerp
— 4 nights
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Brussels — 5 nights

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 some cultural insight at Grand Place and Herge Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Mons Memorial Museum and Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Provinciaal Hof (in Bruges), Le Bois du Cazier (in Charleroi) and Tyne Cot Cemetery (in Zonnebeke). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the landmark architecture of Guild Houses, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Gilles, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington to Brussels due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington in February, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around 41°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chocolate Nation and Museum De Reede. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Red Star Line Museum and Vlaeykensgang. Go for a jaunt from Antwerp to Eben-Emael to see Fort Eben-Emael about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, stop by Grand Diamonds Jewelry, and make a trip to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.
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