15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 2 nights
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Ferrieres
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 5 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.
Visiting Minnewater Lake and De Fonteintjes will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gravensteen and Friet Museum. Take a break from Bruges with a short trip to Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve in Ghent, about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary maker app.

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. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect Bruges to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Bronnenwandeling and then identify plant and animal life at Duinengordel. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Mechelse Heide and then look for all kinds of wild species at De Teut.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Maasmechelen travel app.

Getting from Bruges to Maasmechelen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Maasmechelen are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ferrieres.
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Ferrieres — 1 night

Ferrières is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Ardennes American Cemetery, then identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then hike along Le Ninglinspo.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ferrieres trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Maasmechelen to Ferrieres in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Maasmechelen in May: highs in Ferrieres hover around 62°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Do your shopping at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Avenue Louise. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Atomium, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels travel route planning website.

You can drive from Ferrieres to Brussels in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough 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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