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
— 5 nights
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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.
Grand Place and Eglise des Carmes will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery, Te Boelaerpark, &more). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip itinerary maker.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Brussels is 6 hours. 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 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Liege.
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Liege — 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Step out of the city life by going to Domaine de Berinzenne and Bronnenwandeling. Do your shopping at Chocolaterie S. Themans and Chestret 5 Aurore Morisse. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Le Ninglinspo (in Nonceveux), Mechelse Heide (in Maasmechelen) and Butgenbacher Lake (in Butgenbach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, and wander the streets of Domaine de Palogne.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Liege attractions planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Liege can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. For shopping fun, head to Carpentier-Goegebeuer or Art Gallery Koetshuis. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene) and Ghent (Gravensteen & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, identify plant and animal life at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld, and see the interesting displays at Friet Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Liege to Bruges by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in February, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can 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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