15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen. You'll get in some beach time at The Dunes of Bredene and Beach De Haan. Go for a jaunt from Bruges to Ghent to see Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges holiday planning website.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect nights in Bruges to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Maasmechelen.
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Maasmechelen — 2 nights

Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Duinengordel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bronnenwandeling. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at De Teut and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mechelse Heide.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Maasmechelen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Maasmechelen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Hallerbos (in Halle) and Antwerp (Adori Millennium, Sint-Annastrand, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and steep yourself in history at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maasmechelen to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time 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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