10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

10 days in Brussels & Antwerp Itinerary

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Brussels
— 7 nights
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Antwerp
— 2 nights
Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Washington

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Brussels — 7 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 a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Minnewater Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and steep yourself in history at Grand Place.

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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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington in May: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 62°F and lows are around 45°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Antwerp.
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Antwerp — 2 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 Graslei and Korenlei and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Food Tours, Museum Dr. Guislain, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, explore the world behind art at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

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Drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Antwerp are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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