15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Venture out of the city with trips to Sint-Pieterskerk (in Turnhout), Napoleon's Last Headquarters (in Genappe) and Hallerbos (in Halle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take in nature's colorful creations at Castle of Laeken, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Brussels reach 62°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive 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 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at High Fens and then hike along La Vallee de la Hoegne. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Bronnenwandeling, look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons.

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Drive from Brussels to Liege in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Liege, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and Beach De Haan. You'll explore and learn at Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Ghent City Center, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, get engrossed in the history at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde.

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You can drive from Liege to Bruges in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Liege in May, you will find days in Bruges are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough 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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