10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
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Antwerp
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Brussels — 5 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 some cultural insight at Grand Place and Atomium. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, Groeningemuseum, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels online day trip planner.

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. When traveling from Washington in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ghent City Center and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater Museum & Menin Gate Memorial) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum, Graslei and Korenlei, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cogels Osylei, and don't miss a visit to St. Anna's Tunnel / Pedestrians' Tunnel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Antwerp, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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