15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
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Bruges
— 7 nights
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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.
Grand Place and Museum De Reede are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Hallerbos (in Halle) and Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini & Sunset Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get a taste of the local shopping with Maison Particulière, and take a stroll through Avenue Louise.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Brussels is 6 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at De Biergrens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Katharinakerk, zoom along the surf with Goodlife Cablepark, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hoogstraten trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Brussels to Hoogstraten in 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges — 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Relax by the water at The Dunes of Bredene and Mariakerke Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem) and Ghent (Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to The Markt, take in the exciting artwork at Koningen's Studio Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges travel route tool.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Bruges in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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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