15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium vacation 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 Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museum De Reede and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Mechelse Heide (in Maasmechelen) and Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini & Sunset Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, and don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder app.

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, daytime highs in Brussels are 40°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by De Biergrens, pause for some serene contemplation at Sint Katharinakerk, then get some thrills out on the water with Goodlife Cablepark, then steep yourself in history at Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hoogstraten trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Brussels to Hoogstraten by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Get outdoors at The Dunes of Bredene and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Head to The Chocolate Line Bruges and Be Ofor some retail therapy. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Boekenmarkt Ajuinlei & Gravensteen) and Naaaktstrand Bredene (in Bredene). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Stadhuis, and examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Hoogstraten to Bruges takes 2 hours. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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