15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium trip planner
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Bruges
— 5 nights
Drive
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ferrieres
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brussels
— 4 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.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Friet Museum capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Be O & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Bruges is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in April, with highs in Bruges at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time 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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at De Teut and then explore the striking landscape of Mechelse Heide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Bronnenwandeling and then identify plant and animal life at Duinengordel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Maasmechelen trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Bruges to Maasmechelen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Maasmechelen can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ferrieres.
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Ferrieres — 2 nights

Ferrières is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): hike along Le Ninglinspo, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then head outdoors with Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin. On your second day here, stroll through Domaine de Palogne, steep yourself in history at Logne Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at O Vive - Le Dochamps.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Ferrieres trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Maasmechelen to Ferrieres in 1.5 hours. In April in Ferrieres, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). For shopping fun, head to Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert or La Patinoire Royale. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Atomium, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Ferrieres to Brussels takes 2 hours. April in Brussels sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly 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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