15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium vacation planner
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Bruges
— 7 nights
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Hoogstraten
— 1 night
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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Bruges — 7 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 Beach De Haan and The Dunes of Bredene. Groeningemuseum and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Prinsenhof, Western Cemetery, &more) and Naaaktstrand Bredene (in Bredene). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, don't miss a visit to The Markt, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and hike along Bruges Art Route.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bruges trip maker.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bruges, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Hoogstraten.
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Hoogstraten — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at De Biergrens, appreciate the history behind Sint Katharinakerk, zoom along the surf with Goodlife Cablepark, then contemplate the long history of Begijnhof Hoogstraten, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Beguinage.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoogstraten vacation planning website.

Getting from Bruges to Hoogstraten by car takes about 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hoogstraten are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Museum De Reede and Avenue Louisefor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk (in Mechelen) and Antwerp (Pierre Marcolini & Maritiem Openluchtmuseum Boeienweide). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), view the masterpieces at Home Frit' Home, and wander the streets of Lower Town.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip builder.

You can drive from Hoogstraten to Brussels in 1.5 hours. February in Brussels sees daily highs of 41°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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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