15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 3 nights
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Bruges
— 5 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and St. George Church of Antwerp are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Napoleon's Last Headquarters (in Genappe), Bois de Lauzelle (in Louvain-la-Neuve) and Hallerbos (in Halle). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Atomium, steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels online sightseeing planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Brussels, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Brussels is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time 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 La Roche-aux-Faucons and Domaine de Palogne. Domaine de Berinzenne and Ardennes American Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren), Forestia (in Theux) and Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux). There's more to do: stop by Chocolaterie Themans (Chocolate Factory).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Liege route maker app.

You can drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Liege sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Gravensteen and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Visiting Minnewater Lake and Provincial Domain Bulskampveld will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve (in Ghent) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and examine the collection at Friet Museum.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges road trip planning website.

Getting from Liege to Bruges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Bruges are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can 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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