15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Bruges — 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen, Spas, &more) and Plage d'Ostende (in Ostend). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and look for all kinds of wild species at De Fonteintjes.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bruges driving holiday tool.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: highs in Bruges hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Maasmechelen.
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Maasmechelen — 2 nights

Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Duinengordel and then trek along Bronnenwandeling. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at De Teut and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mechelse Heide.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Maasmechelen trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Maasmechelen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maasmechelen can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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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 in touch with nature at Hallerbos and Te Boelaerpark. Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Antwerp (Sint-Annastrand, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Maasmechelen to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Brussels, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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