27 days in Belgium & Province of Munster Itinerary

27 days in Belgium & Province of Munster Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Atomium, explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels day trip site.

New Delhi, India to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in February: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Antwerp, Belgium — 2 nights

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, then look for gifts at Pierre Marcolini, and finally examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum Plantin-Moretus, see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and then observe the fascinating underwater world at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Antwerp are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ghent.
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Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ghent, Belgium — 5 nights

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Markt and Historic Centre of Brugge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ghent: Bruges (Burg Square, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, contemplate the long history of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, and make a trip to Ghent City Center.

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You can drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Ghent sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Kinsale, Ireland — 3 nights

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Kinsale is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, admire the natural beauty at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and stop by Kinsale Crystal.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kinsale holiday planning app.

Getting from Ghent to Kinsale by car takes about 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Golf · Outdoors
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Cork, Ireland — 3 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Blarney Castle & Gardens and St. Anne's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Cobh (Cobh Cathedral & Titanic Experience Cobh). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Fota Wildlife Park, explore the historical opulence of Barryscourt Castle, hunt for treasures at The English Market, and gain insight at University College Cork (UCC).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Cork, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Family-friendly places like Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Kilrush (Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre & Scattery Island). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Muckross House, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 4 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Conor Pass and Eask Tower. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, stop by Louis Mulcahy Pottery, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel 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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Flanders travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Landmarks
The Dutch-speaking northern section of Belgium, highly urbanized Flanders includes the country's star attractions of Bruges, Antwerp, and Ghent. The region sits at the meeting point of the Dutch and French cultures, its southern neighbors France and French-speaking Wallonia. A major player in European history for many centuries, Flanders first came to prominence during medieval times, when its thriving wool-trading cities made it one of the wealthiest parts of the continent. Today, most people know this prosperous region for its lively festival scene, medieval towns, and relatively flat countryside intersected by an extensive network of well-posted trails, tailor-made for sightseeing on foot or by bicycle.
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Province of Munster travel guide

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Castles · Nightlife · Lookouts
Province of Munster forms Ireland's southwestern corner, with major cities Cork, Limerick, and Waterford drawing visitors, as well as many smaller towns and villages. Traditional Irish music is the cornerstone of the province's cultural assets. Outside of the main urban areas, a green countryside awaits, dotted with many ancient castles and monasteries.
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