15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ferrieres
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels
— 5 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.
Head to Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture and 't Apostelientjefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent City Center, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. In May, Bruges is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Maasmechelen.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at De Teut and then explore the striking landscape of Mechelse Heide. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Grotten Van Kanne, hike along Bronnenwandeling, and then stroll the grounds of Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Maasmechelen online day trip planner.

Drive from Bruges to Maasmechelen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. May in Maasmechelen sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ferrieres.
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Ferrieres — 1 night

Ferrières is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On the 15th (Fri), hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then hike along Le Ninglinspo.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ferrieres online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Maasmechelen to Ferrieres takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Maasmechelen in May, you will find days in Ferrieres are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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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.
Visiting Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand will get you outdoors. Head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Brussels to go to Antwerp and see Sunset Beach, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ferrieres to Brussels by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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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