15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Spa
— 2 nights
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Brussels
— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach De Haan and The Dunes of Bredene. Get outdoors at Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Boekenmarkt Ajuinlei, Be O, &more). And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bruges route builder website.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, Bruges is a bit warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Spa.
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Spa — 2 nights

Spa is a Belgian town, located in the Province of Liège, and is the town where the word spa comes from. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Domaine de Palogne, look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then steep yourself in history at Eglise Saint- Sebastien - Monument classe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stroll around Domaine de Berinzenne, then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then stop by La Maison Saive.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Spa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Spa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels — 6 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 BOZAR Centre for Fine Artsfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Memorial Waterloo 1815 (in Braine-l'Alleud), Vismarkt (in Mechelen) and Pierre Marcolini (in Antwerp). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Spa to Brussels by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow 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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