15 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

15 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

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15 days in Belgium & Luxembourg Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bastogne, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
plane:  10​h
End: Philadelphia, United States

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Brussels, Belgium

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.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker .

Philadelphia, USA to Brussels is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, expect Brussels to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place

4
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and Talbot House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery and Rozenhoedkaai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: German War Cemetery of Langemark , Belgium (in Diksmuide), Ieper (Ypres) (Hooge Crater museum, Hill 60, & more) and Langemark Cemetery (in Langemark). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, brush up on your military savvy at For Freedom Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Belfry of Bruges, and admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges road trip app .

You can take a train from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ieper (Ypres), Poperinge, For Freedom Museum, Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Langemark Cemetery
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 ©
Hooge Crater museum ©
Hooge Crater museum

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Vianden and Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial and Le Chemin de la Corniche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Luxembourg City: Larochette Castle (in Larochette) and Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), contemplate the long history of Casemates du Bock, stroll the grounds of Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Citadel of the Holy Spirit (Citadelle du St-Esprit).

Discover how to plan a Luxembourg City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Bruges to Luxembourg City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. September in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bastogne.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Vianden, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Science Center, Larochette Castle, Beaufort Castles
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Chateau de Vianden ©
Chateau de Vianden
Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

3
nights
Bastogne, Belgium

Bastogne ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the history behind McAuliffe Square, then see the interesting displays at Musee du Cochon, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bois de la Paix, examine the collection at Bastogne War Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Hubert.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bastogne trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Luxembourg City to Bastogne in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bastogne

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Le Chateau de Lavaux Sainte-Anne, Basilique Saint-Hubert, Espace Arthur Masson, Logne Castle, Chateau de Modave
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Bastogne War Museum ©
Bastogne War Museum
Logne Castle ©
Logne Castle
Espace Arthur Masson ©
Espace Arthur Masson

3
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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Train World. Grand Place and Atomium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Francois Duesberg Museum (in Mons) and Antwerp (Museum Plantin-Moretus, Rubens House (Rubenshuis), & more). See some other sides of Brussels: learn about all things military at Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History, steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire, and make a trip to Dijlepad.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brussels tour itinerary website .

You can drive from Bastogne to Brussels in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Mons, Dijlepad
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Francois Duesberg Museum ©
Francois Duesberg Museum

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