15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Bruges — 6 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Beach De Haan and Naaaktstrand Bredene. Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Damvallei (in Destelbergen) and Ghent (Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, Boekenmarkt Ajuinlei, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, Bruges is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liege.
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Liege — 2 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Ardennes American Cemetery, then hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then stop by Chocolaterie Themans (Chocolate Factory).

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Liege vacation planner.

Drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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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.
Head to Museum De Reede and Pierre Marcolinifor some retail therapy. Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Mechelen (Vismarkt & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk) and Antwerp (Sint-Annastrand & Hendrik Conscience Statue). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Atomium, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and take a stroll through Avenue Louise.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels online visit planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time 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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