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
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Grand Place. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Provinciaal Hof, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary tool.

Washington, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington in May, things will get a bit cooler in Brussels: highs are around 62°F and lows about 45°F. On the 8th (Sat), you're off to Antwerp.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.
Graslei and Korenlei and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antwerp: Ghent (Post Plaza, Ghent City Center, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Antwerp visit planning tool.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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