15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
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Ferrieres
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Bruges — 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Beach De Haan. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Ghent City Center, &more) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bruges tour 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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Bruges at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Duinengordel and then head outdoors with Bronnenwandeling. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at De Teut and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mechelse Heide.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Maasmechelen vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Maasmechelen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time 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 26th (Sun), hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ferrieres trip planning website.

You can drive from Maasmechelen to Ferrieres in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 4 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 Grand Place and Atomium. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Change things up with a short trip to Hallerbos in Halle (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip planner.

You can drive from Ferrieres to Brussels in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Brussels are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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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