15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium travel planner
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Brussels
— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Historic Centre of Brugge and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach De Haan and The Dunes of Bredene. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges journey builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in Bruges dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 7 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 your shopping at Museum De Reede and Marche aux Puces. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini, Sunset Beach, &more), The Art Gallery of Saint Peter's Abbey (in Ghent) and Loopgravenpad Mastenbos (in Kapellen). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, take in the exciting artwork at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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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