15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 3 nights
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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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.
Gravensteen and Friet Museum will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Carpentier-Goegebeuer or Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve & Saint Bavo's Cathedral), Meetjeslandse Kreken (in Assenede) and De Panne Beach (in De Panne). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and make a trip to The Markt.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges tour itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Bruges reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get in touch with nature at Le Ninglinspo and Domaine de Palogne. Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Maison de l'eau are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Forestia (in Theux) and Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, trek along Montagne Saint-Pierre Nature, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Liege trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Liege takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Liege sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Royal Palace of Brussels. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Belgian Comic Strip Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Museum De Reede, Sint-Annastrand, &more). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate the long history of Maison d'Erasme, admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip site.

Drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) 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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