15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium tour planner
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Bruges
— 4 nights
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Liege
— 3 nights
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Brussels
— 6 nights
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Bruges — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Carpentier-Goegebeuer or Salvador Dali Exhibition. Appreciate the collections at Groeningemuseum and Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene), Mariakerke Beach (in Ostend) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

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Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bruges are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) 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.
Do your shopping at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse and La Maison Saive. Get outdoors at La Vallee de la Hoegne and La Roche-aux-Faucons. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liege: Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux), Forestia (in Theux) and Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Musee du silex and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe.

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You can drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December in Liege, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Take a break from the city and head to Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Peter Poussenier, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip site.

You can drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Brussels sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) 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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