12 days in Belgium Itinerary

12 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Brussels
— 2 nights
2
Antwerp
— 2 nights
3
Ghent
— 3 nights
4
Bruges
— 2 nights
5
Brussels
— 1 night

2
nights
Brussels

Brussels ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Place du Grand Sablon, Place Poelaert, Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Grand Place, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, take a stroll through Rue des Bouchers, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Église Saint Nicolas, thencontemplate the long history of La Bourse de Bruxelles, and finally don't miss a visit to Place Ste. Catherine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, walk around Brussels Park, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin du Petit Sablon.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Brussels is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Brussels at °F and lows at °F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Antwerp.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon ©
Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon

2
nights
Antwerp

Antwerp
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rubens House (Rubenshuis), Kulminator, DIVA, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museum Plantin-Moretus, don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, thenexamine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at De Koninck Antwerp City Brewery. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, get to know the fascinating history of Vlaeykensgang, thenexamine the collection at DIVA, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kulminator.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip maker site.

You can drive from Brussels to Antwerp in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antwerp are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Ghent.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Museum Plantin-Moretus
Museum Plantin-Moretus
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)
Vlaeykensgang ©
Vlaeykensgang

3
nights
Ghent

Ghent ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trollekelder, Dulle Griet, Yuzu, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: stop by De Hopduvel Specialist Store.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ghent trip maker tool.

Drive from Antwerp to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

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Dulle Griet ©
Dulle Griet
Trollekelder ©
Trollekelder
't dreupelkot ©
't dreupelkot

2
nights
Bruges

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Comptoir Des Arts, Le Trappiste, Bourgogne des Flandres Brewery, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Markt, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to Burg Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, thensee the interesting displays at Historium Brugge, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Duvelorium. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, look for gifts at The Old Chocolate House, thenlook for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, thenadmire the masterpieces at Sint-Janshospitaal, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bruges attractions app.

You can take a train from Ghent to Bruges in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Bruges sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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Church of Our Lady Bruges ©
Church of Our Lady Bruges
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Le Trappiste ©
Le Trappiste

1
night
Brussels

Brussels
To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Historic Sites
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