9 days in Belgium Itinerary

9 days in Belgium Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Belgium journey planner
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Brussels
— 4 nights
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Antwerp
— 3 nights
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Brussels — 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Grand Place and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Atomium, contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels road trip site.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in November: highs in Brussels hover around 47°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antwerp.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Antwerp — 3 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 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, meet the residents at ZOO Antwerpen (Dierentuin), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, then see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antwerp vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Antwerp takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Antwerp are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Parks
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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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