15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Holy Blood and Gravensteen. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Boekenmarkt Ajuinlei, Be O, &more) and The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bruges online vacation planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne and then kick back and relax at Maboge Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Forestia, then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then look for gifts at Toutes Directions.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Liege road trip site.

Getting from Bruges to Liege by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Vismarkt. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini, Museum De Reede, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and wander the streets of Avenue Louise.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip planning app.

You can drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brussels, expect temperatures between 40°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight 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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