3 days in Brussels, Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

3 days in Brussels, Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

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3 days in Brussels, Ghent & Bruges Itinerary

Start: Paris
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Brussels
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Ghent
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Bruges
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Paris

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Atomium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Brussels road trip site .

Paris, France to Brussels is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Brussels are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

1
night
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 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, then take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and finally don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ghent trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Ghent sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bruges.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Ghent City Center
Ghent City Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then pause for some photo ops at Oude Griffie, and finally make a trip to The Markt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bruges route planner.

Bruges is just a short distance from Ghent. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

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