15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium visit planner
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
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Bruges
— 6 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.
Head to Museum De Reede and BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Keizerskapel (Sint Anna kapel). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini & Sunset Beach). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, take a stroll through Place St. Gery, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Louise, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brussels online travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Brussels. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liege.
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Liege — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 29th (Wed), Head underground at Grotte de Comblain, then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral). Keep things going the next day: visit Domaine de Palogne, look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then stop by Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Liege online journey planner.

Drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Liege, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 1 night

On the 31st (Fri), stop by De Biergrens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint Katharinakerk, then zoom along the surf with Goodlife Cablepark, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hoogstraten day trip planning site.

You can drive from Liege to Hoogstraten in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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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.
Head to The Chocolate Line Bruges and Be Ofor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Prinsenhof. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture (in Ghent). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and get to know the fascinating history of Arentshof.

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Drive from Hoogstraten to Bruges in 2 hours. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) 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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