15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Bruges
— 5 nights
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Liege
— 2 nights
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Brussels
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Basilica of the Holy Blood. Step out of the city life by going to Minnewater Lake and The Dunes of Bredene. Explore Bruges' surroundings by going to Ghent (Gravensteen, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, &more), Mariakerke Beach (in Ostend) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges.

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Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in November, plan for little chillier days in Bruges, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, then trek along La Vallee de la Hoegne, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of Our Lady of Banneux. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, wander the streets of Domaine de Palogne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saints-Pierre-et-Paul.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liege road trip site.

Drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Liege, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts. Visiting Molsbroek and Sint-Annastrand will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Meir (in Antwerp) and Fort 5 (in Edegem). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels trip maker website.

You can drive from Liege to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Brussels, expect temperatures between 43°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) 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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