31 days in Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

31 days in Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

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31 days in Bruges & Brussels Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Train:  5​h 45​min
1
Bruges
— 15 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Brussels
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Dublin

15
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (Portus Ganda Marina, Saint Bavo's Cathedral, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, and see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bruges trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dublin, Ireland to Bruges is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ghent
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

15
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerpen-Centraal, & more) and Haverwerf (in Mechelen). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, examine the collection at Atomium, get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Antwerp, Haverwerf
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Manneken Pis ©
Manneken Pis

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