15 days in Belgium Itinerary

15 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium itinerary planner
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Bruges
— 6 nights
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Maasmechelen
— 1 night
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Ferrieres
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels
— 5 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Do your shopping at Absolute Art Gallery and Salvador Dali Exhibition. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Gravensteen & Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve) and Beach De Haan (in De Haan). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Bruges route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Bruges is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Bruges, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Bruges to be little chillier, temps between 62°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Maasmechelen.
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Maasmechelen — 1 night

Maasmechelen is a municipality located on the Meuse river in the Belgian province of Limburg.It comprises the former municipalities of Mechelen-aan-de-Maas, Vucht, Leut, Meeswijk, Uikhoven, Eisden, Opgrimbie, Boorsem, and Kotem.As a result of both Maasmechelen’s location near the border and its coalmining history quite a few of its current inhabitants are from Dutch, German, Eastern European (e.g., Polish) or Mediterranean (mainly Italian) origin.HistoryPrehistoric and Roman timesThe plateau of Campine was built up during the ice age with deposits of sand and other material that the Meuse river had eroded in the upstream Ardennes region. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get outside with Lieteberg and then identify plant and animal life at Mechelse Heide.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Maasmechelen trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Maasmechelen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ferrieres.
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Ferrieres — 1 night

Ferrières is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On the 15th (Fri), hike along Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, and then identify plant and animal life at Le Ninglinspo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ferrieres journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Maasmechelen to Ferrieres takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Maasmechelen in May, you will find days in Ferrieres are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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.
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Serres Royales De Laeken will appeal to history buffs. Atomium and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Antwerp (Saint Paul's Church, Cathedral of Our Lady, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

You can drive from Ferrieres to Brussels in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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