15 days in Belgium Itinerary

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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 Bruges Art Route. You'll get in some beach time at The Dunes of Bredene and Naaaktstrand Bredene. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Prinsenhof, Western Cemetery, &more). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bruges trip itinerary maker website.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Bruges. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bruges when traveling from Washington DC in January, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to 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, hit the slopes at 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 Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Museum De Reede and Pierre Marcolinifor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Maritiem Openluchtmuseum Boeienweide (in Antwerp) and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk (in Mechelen). 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 Maison Particulière, and get engrossed in the history at Home Frit' Home.

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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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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