14 days in Belgium Itinerary

14 days in Belgium Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then get outside with Te Boelaerpark, then take a stroll through Zurenborg, and finally visit Zuid (the South). Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt, kick back and relax at Sunset Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum De Reede, then examine the collection at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then look for gifts at Di Amore, and finally wander the streets of Diamond District.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antwerp planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Antwerp is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Antwerp

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Zurenborg ©
Zurenborg
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Centre of Brugge and Groeningemuseum. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Line Bruges and Koningen's Studio Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: The Dunes of Bredene (in Bredene), Beach De Haan (in De Haan) and Plage St. Andre (in Koksijde Bad). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bruges vacation planner.

Getting from Antwerp to Bruges by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Dunes of Bredene, Beach De Haan, De Panne Beach, Plage St. Andre, Provincial Domain Bulskampveld
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Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Molsbroek, and finally grab your bike and head to Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, stop by Dille and Kamille, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, and finally view the masterpieces at Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ghent journey app.

You can take a train from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Ghent sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Eddy Merckx Bicycle Trail, Molsbroek
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Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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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.
Shop till you drop at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Chaussee d'Ixelles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Atomium. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy), Domaine de Palogne (in Ferrieres) and Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin (in Comblain-au-Pont). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), stop by Place St. Gery, explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brussels, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ghent to Brussels in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town of Durbuy, Domaine de Palogne, Musee en plein air et Tour St Martin
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Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert ©
Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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