15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Liege
— 4 nights
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Bruges
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Brussels — 4 nights

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 Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get in touch with nature at Te Boelaerpark and Sint-Annastrand. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 31°F, while days are slightly colder, around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 4 nights

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Ardennes American Cemetery and Abbaye du Val-Dieu. Take a break from the city and head to Mechelse Heide and Domaine de Berinzenne. Venture out of the city with trips to Bronnenwandeling (in Sint-Martens-Voeren), Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux) and Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse, and stroll through Domaine de Palogne.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Liege trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Liege, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges — 5 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Holy Blood and Church of Our Lady Bruges. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Ghent (Gravensteen, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more). There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, look for gifts at Carpentier-Goegebeuer, don't miss a visit to The Markt, and admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges sightseeing site.

You can drive from Liege to Bruges in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. February in Bruges sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) 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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