10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Belfry of Bruges. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Ghent (St. Nicholas' Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Groeningemuseum, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip 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. 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 5th (Wed) early enough 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Graslei and Korenlei and STAM Ghent City Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Menin Gate Memorial (in Ieper (Ypres)) and Ghent (Ghent City Center, Design Museum Gent, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, and see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis).

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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