15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Liege
— 4 nights
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Get in touch with nature at Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand. Take a break from Brussels with a short trip to Fort 5 in Edegem, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels attractions 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. Traveling from Washington DC in February, you will find days in Brussels are a bit cooler (41°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liege.
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Liege — 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Appreciate the collections at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse and Musee du silex. Escape the urban bustle at Domaine de Berinzenne and La Roche-aux-Faucons. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren), Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux) and Mechelse Heide (in Maasmechelen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Butgenbacher Lake, wander the streets of Domaine de Palogne, stop by Toutes Directions, and stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liege online tour builder.

You can drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Liege sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Mariakerke Beach in Ostend, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bruges route planner.

Traveling by car from Liege to Bruges takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Bruges, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough 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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