9 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Bastogne, Belgium
— 1 night
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Discover out-of-the-way places like Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon and Jardin du Petit Sablon. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

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Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Brussels. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 43°F to lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luxembourg City.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally don't miss a visit to Pfaffenthal Lift / Aufzug/ Scenic lift.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City road trip app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Luxembourg City, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bastogne.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Bastogne, Belgium — 1 night

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at 101 Airborne Museum Le Mess - Bastogne, learn about all things military at Bastogne War Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mardasson Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bastogne trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bastogne in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Torture Museum Oude Steen and Church of Our Lady Bruges. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Markt, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bastogne to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. January in Bruges sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight 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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Luxembourg travel guide

4.3
Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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